Jamil Abubakar

15.05.2022 Featured Azman Air Disowns Pilot Who Preached Death Penalty for Blasphemy

Published 15th May, 2022

By Daniel Ojukwu

Azman Air, an airline operational in Nigeria, has distanced itself from Jamil Abubakar, a pilot who expressed support for the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State.

In a tweet made on Sunday afternoon via @AzmanAir, its official Twitter handle, the airline said Abubakar last flew an Azman plane in December 2019.

It tweeted, “Capt. Jamil Abubakar is no longer a pilot @AzmanAir; his last flight with us was 22nd Dec, 2019.

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“We refuse to take responsibility for a comment or view of a former staffer. The general public should kindly take note.”

The disclaimer came after social media users condemned Azman Air and pledged to not patronise it after its rumoured links with Abubakar.

Abubakar, in a now deleted tweet, had said, “In Islam, we respect the Injil, Taura, (and) Zabur. We were never taught to disrespect any of the books or any of the prophets from Adam to Muhammad SAW & the Quran.

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“The punishment for blasphemy is DEATH in most religions, including Christianity,” he wrote.

Abubakar's now-deleted tweet
Abubakar’s now-deleted tweet

Following this tweet, several social media users blacklisted Azman Air, and described Abubakar as a terrorist who may jeopardise their air travel.

Published 15th May, 2022

By Daniel Ojukwu


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