Why Atiku Deleted A Post Condemning Deborah Samuel’s Murder can be seen below
Atiku has explained why he deleted a post criticising Deborah Samuel’s assassination for suspected blasphemy.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that on Thursday, May 12, 2022, a 200-level Home Economics student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, northern Nigeria, was lynched by fellow students for supposed blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
Deborah Samuel, a Christian student, allegedly published the inflammatory comment in a school Whatsapp group, according to this online news outlet. The kids were enraged by the obscene message, and they overwhelmed school security, beat her to death, and set her body on fire.
Deborah Yakubu told her classmates not to share religious items on the class WhatsApp group chat, according to the audio obtained by Newsone Nigeria.
She had said before her death; “Holy ghost fire, nothing would happen to me, is it by force you guys would always be sending this religious stuff in the group, the group wasn’t created for that, but rather as a notice for when there’s a test, assignment, exams, etc, not these nonsense Religious posts.
In a swift reaction, the school was later shut down by the management to avoid escalation of the situation.
“Following today’s early morning Students rampage in the College, the College Management has resolved to close down the College indefinitely with immediate effect.
“Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the College campus immediately,” the school said in a statement.
In response to the heinous tragedy in Sokoto State, Atiku took to Twitter to demand that all those responsible for the death must be brought to justice.
He wrote, “There cannot be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered, and all those behind her death must be brought to justice. My condolences to her family and friends.”
However, some religious fanatics with Islamic names stormed the comment sections, particularly on Facebook, threatening to withdraw their support for his 2023 presidential ambition.
After numerous threats from the Northerners, the posts were deleted from Atiku’s social media handles. Writing on his Facebook page on Friday, May 13, 2022, Atiku said he did not give approval for the post.
Atiku said, ”This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect – AA.”