Deborah Samuel: Atiku deletes
Twitter, Facebook posts condemning killing
…As Muslim fanatics threaten his presidential ambition
Former Vice president and a presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has deleted a post he made on his Facebook and Twitter handles condemning the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, who was burnt alive on Thursday.
Famous Reporters had reported yesterday that the student was without mercy, brutalised and burnt alive on Thursday by male Muslim students who accused her of insulting Prophet Muhammed via a WhatsApp platform.
The school authority has shut down academic activities indefinitely as tension gripped residents of the area.
Reacting to the development on Thursday, Atiku in a post on his social media handles, condemned the incident, declaring 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 Atiku’s 2023 presidential ambition.
Consequently, on Friday morning that after numerous threats from the Northerners, the posts were deleted from Atiku’s social media handles.
Similarly, the Chief Whip of the Senate and a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has also frowned at the ugly incident.
Reacting to the act of inhumanity, Kalu wrote:
He said, ” I condemn in strong terms the unwarranted killing of Deborah Yakubu, a 200 level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
“The ugly incident is shocking and devastating.
“The culprits must be exposed and brought to book.
“Students should not engage in illegitimate acts and as such, the ugly incident must be thoroughly investigated with the aim of bringing the perpetrators to book.
“I admonish parents and guardians to instill good moral values in their children and wards so as to build a good society”.