Outrage, condemnation trail Atiku’s delete of tweet condemning killing of Sokoto college student

By our reporter| Outrage, and condemnation on Friday trailed the deleting of a social media posts by former vice president Atiku Abubakar condemning the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education.

The student, identified as Deborah Samuel, was said to have been attacked by a mob over comments considered blasphemous to Prophet Mohammed by some Muslim groups.

Atiku, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he did not authorise the initial post, as any post that does not have his initials “A.A” is not from him.

“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,” he said.

Atiku’s action was widely condemned by vast majority of Nigerians on social media.

“Such a good tweet from Atiku Abubakar condemning the brutal murder of Deborah Yakubu. It’s really embarrassing it was deleted, especially after his silence about the Pantami saga”, Dr. Dípò Awójídé @OgbeniDipo tweeted.

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MrMacaroni @mrmacaronii wrote, “Atiku deleting the tweet condemning the gruesome murder of Deborah shows what we have been preaching this whole election season.
Politicians don’t care for the people. They only play to the gallery when seeking for our votes. The people must see beyond these gimmicks…”

“Atiku deleting that tweet confirms one thing, if he becomes president “nepotism” will be the order of his government.
He obviously fears the north, he’ll answer to them only”, King Ope Of ABJ 🔥
@KingOpeOfAbj said.

“Hang on a minute, is it not the same man that “saint Obi” called his leader and boss? The same man a certain region eulogised. The same man that told gullible Southerners that he will restructure the country if he ever emerged as the president, SMH…
May Deborah’s soul rest in peace, Tunde Odus
@tunde_odus tweeted.

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Meanwhile, the police said they have arrested two suspects connected to the killing.

“Upon receiving the information, the DC Operations led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders in the state to the school where the road was cleared and the situation was brought under control,” a statement by the police read.

“Two students were arrested in connection with the crime committed.

“The school has been closed down by the school authority, and policemen were deployed to give tight security coverage.”

 

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