Atiku Deletes Posts Condemning Deborah’s Killing After Northerners Threatened His 2023 Ambition
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has pulled down his Facebook and Twitter posts where he condemned the killing of Ms Deborah Samuel by Muslims in Sokoto
According to reports, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Atiku deleted the post after Muslim northerners threatened not to vote for him in the coming general election in 2023.
“There can not 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,” Atiku wrote
Mr Atiku’s posts around 10:20 p.m. Thursday were deleted less than an hour later. Both had garnered thousands of reactions within minutes, according to a screenshot taken by Makenzy Sky Blog.
Most of the comments were from fundamentalists who warned the politician to stay away from condemning the murder of the Christian student.
A spokesman for Mr Abubkar did not return a request seeking comments about why he took down the post on Facebook.
Ms Deborah Samuel was murdered at Shehu Shagari College of Education on Thursday morning for allegedly posting comments that blasphemed Prophet Mohammed.
The violence has elicited widespread uproar and condemnation, with Catholic priest Matthew Kukah and Sultan of Sokoto calling on authorities to immediately bring the killers to book.
Mr Abubakar is from northern Adamawa state, but continues to receive support across the country, especially amongst southern Christians who see him as a moderate statesman.
SOURCE: People’s Gazette