Deborah Samuel : Outrage as Atiku Abubakar Deletes his Facebook and Twitter Posts Condemning the brutal death of Deborah

Atiku Abubakar

Following Threats by Islamic Extremists, Atiku Deletes Facebook, Twitter Posts Condemning Deborah’s Murder.


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar deleted his condemnation of ’s murder late last night after receiving threats on his social media accounts from Islamic extremists.

An angry mob assassinated the deceased, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.

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“There cannot be a justification for such gruesome murder,” Atiku wrote after the incident, which has continued to draw international condemnation. was assassinated, and those responsible must face the consequences. My heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends.”


Extremists, mostly from the country’s north, stormed his Facebook and Twitter pages, threatening not to vote for him in the 2023 elections.


They also threatened to mobilise against him if he did not drop his condemnation of the cold-blooded murder.

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He deleted his Facebook post first, then his Twitter post about an hour later.


Most Nigerians have derided the former vice president’s actions, accusing him of always flinching when things get tough, which they call “unpresidential.”


According to a source who requested anonymity, the trouble began when the deceased and her colleagues got into a heated discussion on the departmental WhatsApp page.


An enraged mob gathered and stoned the lady, setting her body on fire.


Isa Bajini Galadanchi, the Sokoto State Commissioner of Information, expressed regret over the incident.


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who is currently out of the country, has directed that an investigation into the matter begin immediately, according to him.


“We only found out this morning,” he explained.


According to him, the Governor has directed the ministry of higher education and other related agencies to begin an investigation right away.


He urged everyone to stay calm, saying that the would do everything possible to figure out what happened.


He also stated that the government has ordered the institution’s immediate closure to avoid a breakdown in law and order, and that military personnel have been deployed to the school and other schools in the area.


Meanwhile, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, has condemned the incident, saying that no one has the authority to make laws.


He stated that law enforcement agencies would be allowed to investigate the incident in order to bring the perpetrators to justice, while also expressing his condolences to the deceased’s family and promising that justice would be served.


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has, on the other hand, described Yakubu’s gruesome murder as provocative and unfortunate.


Bishop Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto said in a statement that Yakubu’s killing has no basis in Nigerian law, the Bible, or the Quran.


He explained that in Sokoto, Christians and Muslims have coexisted peacefully.


He urged Christians in the state to remain calm and follow the law, saying that efforts are being made to apprehend the perpetrators.


According to him, the incident was confirmed by the Nigeria Police Sokoto State Command.


Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanusi Abubakar, the Force Public Relations Officer, said those responsible for the heinous act have blocked the Sokoto Jega road.

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When the Commissioner of Police Sokoto State Command Kola Okunlola heard about the incident, he ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operation and SWAT members to rush to the scene.

He observed that the mob had already murdered the lady before he arrived. In connection with the incident, he said two people had been arrested.


However, after receiving threats on his social media accounts from some Islamic extremists, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar removed his condemnation of Deborah Yakubu’s murder late last night.



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