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13.05.2022 Featured Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Deborah’s Murder — ‘Because of His Presidential Ambition’

Published 13th May, 2022

By Emmanuel Uti

Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria, has deleted a post on Twitter, where he condemned the barbaric killing of Deborah Yakubu, a female student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.

Fellow students believed to be her coursemates assaulted her and burned her remains on Thursday for ‘saying unacceptable things about Prophet Muhammad’.

In a video that surfaced online on Thursday, one of her attackers admitted in Hausa language that he lit the fire that burned the student to death.

READ MORE: Female Student Killed in Sokoto, Her Remains Burned to Ashes for Blaspheming Prophet Muhammad

Abubakar spoke out against the act in a now-deleted tweet on Twitter, saying the student’s death could not be justified.

Atiku's original condolence tweet.

“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,” he said.

Under the tweet, many northerners said they would not support Atiku’s ambition in the forthcoming election. Following the comments, Abubakar deleted the tweet.

Negative reactions to Atiku's original condolence tweet

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Abubakar went on to Facebook hours later to debunk his original post. He insinuated that the tweet was not his original thought, but that of his social media handler.

Atiku's facebook post in Hausa

“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”.

Rumour on  Atiku firing his social media manager

It is being rumoured that Atiku fired his social media handler for tweeting the wrong thing.

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Published 13th May, 2022

By Emmanuel Uti

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