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General News of Sunday, 15 May 2022


Ex IGP’s son defends killing of blasphemers

Captain Jamil Abubakar Captain Jamil Abubakar

Controversy has trailed the tweet attributed to Captain Jamil Abubakar on the punishment to be meted out to blasphemers.

Abubakar, the son of a former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, tweeted on Friday night on his verified Twitter handle, @CaptJamyl, following the controversy generated by the killing and burning of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Deborah Yakubu, by extremists for alleged blasphemy.

Abubakar, who is also a son-in-law to Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, said the punishment meted out to blasphemers in most religions is death and urged people to respect the religion of others.

He tweeted, “In Islam we respect the Injil, Taura, Zabur, we were never taught to disrespect any of the books, or any of the prophets From Adam to Muhammad SAW and the Quran.“The punishment for blasphemy is death! in most religions including Christianity.

Respect people’s religion. It’s simple!” However, in an earlier tweet, Jamil made it known that instead of resorting to jungle justice, recourse should have been made to the Sharia court noting that “Islam put in place rules and regulations to control people’s actions and motives” so as to ensure that justice is served.

Group condemns Sokoto student killing, says act barbaric, brutalBlasphemy: Controversy surrounds slain Sokoto student's burial in Niger He tweeted, “In Islam, the Sharia court handles these cases. Islam put rules & regulations to control peoples action and motives, so the wrong ones are not cheated and justice is served the right way.”Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of the story.

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