Former Vice President and a presidential aspirant, under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)Atiku Abubakar has explained why the post he made condemning the lynching of Deborah Samuel a part two student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State by some male Muslim students, was deleted shortly after it was posted online.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Deborah Samuel was beaten to death and her remains burnt by some male Muslim students who accused her of insulting Prophet Muhammed SAW via a WhatsApp platform.
The management of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State has shut down the school indefinitely to avoid being thrown into further pandemonium.
Atiku had, while reacting to the incident, declared that all those behind the killing must be brought to book.
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.
The presidential aspirants later deleted the post on his various social media handles to avoid more comments on the post.
Writing on his Facebook page on Friday, Atiku said he did not give approval for the post.
He 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.”