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General News of Friday, 13 May 2022


Blasphemy: Nigerians react as Atiku deletes post on Deborah's killing

Former Vice President and presidential aspirant APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar play videoFormer Vice President and presidential aspirant APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice president and presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar is the trending number one on Twitter after he deleted a post he made condemning the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State.

The student who was beaten to a pulp and burnt alive on Thursday, May 12, 2022, by male Muslim students was accused of blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed on a WhatsApp platform.

A tweet from a verified Twitter page with the user name Atiku Abubakar, made a post condemning the lynching of the Nigerian student and asked that all perpetrators should be brought to justice.

Shortly after, the tweet was deleted following several backlash from some Muslims.

The former vice president however, took to his verified Facebook page on Friday May 13, 2022 to distance himself from the post stating that any message on social media that did not come with the initials “A. A.” were not his.

The decision of the former vice president to delete the post after he came under threats from Muslim northerners who threatened not to vote for him if he emerges as the Presidential candidate of the PDP has caused an uproar on social media.

Many followers have since taken to social media to condemn the act of the presidential aspirants stating that he is not fit to led Nigeria.

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