Why Atiku Deletes Post Condemning The Murder Of Deborah

Why the form Vice President Atiku Abubakar deletes his post on condemning the of Deborah has been the question of the day.


Following a series of

by some Islamic extremists on his social media

, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on May 13, 2022, at 4:45 am deleted his Facebook, and Twitter accounts after condemning the of Deborah Samuel.


The Former Vice President has caused tons of reactions on the micro-blogging platform

See Below:

@mrmacaronii : Atiku deleting the tweet condemning the gruesome 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…

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@DanielRhega: Atiku deleted all his posts that condemns the killing of Deborah by muslim bigots; He chose religion over humanity cos he wants to please the north, secure their votes & win the election. It says a lot about what type of person & leader he is. He was only showing fake sympathy.

@realFFK: The refusal to condemn the killing of Deborah& the withdrawal of an earlier condemnation is worse than the killing itself. By this @Atiku has murdered Deborah all over again & pissed on her grave. He has also encouraged other sociopaths to come out & commit with impunity.

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

The deceased, a 200-level student of the Department of Home Economics, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was yesterday killed by an angry mob for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.


Atiku after the incident which has continued to receive global condemnation, wrote: “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.”


But storming his Facebook and Twitter pages, the extremists, mostly from the northern parts of the country, threatened not to vote for him in the forthcoming 2023 elections.


Warning him to jettison his condemnation of the cold-blooded murder, they also promised to mobilize against him.

While he did not engage them, he first deleted the post he made on Facebook, and about an hour later, he also deleted that on Twitter.


The former vice president’s actions have since earned him the derision of most Nigerians, who accused him of always chickening out when the going gets tough, an action they termed ‘unpresidential’.


According to a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, trouble started when there was a heated argument on the departmental WhatsApp page between the deceased and her colleagues.


The arguments drew the attention of an angry mob who stoned the lady and set her body ablaze.

Reacting to the incident, Sokoto State Commissioner of Information, Isa Bajini Galadanchi, said the situation was unfortunate.

He stated that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who is away, has directed that an investigation into the matter should commence immediately.


“We just woke up this morning to hear this unfortunate news,” he stated.
He maintained that the Governor has directed the ministry of higher education and other related agencies to commence an immediate investigation.


He urged everybody to remain calm as the government would do everything to unravel the circumstances behind the incident.


He also said the government has directed the immediate closure of the institution to forestall the breaking down of law and order, just as military personnel has already been deployed to the school and other schools in the area.

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar condemned the incident, saying nobody has the right to take the laws into their hands.


He explained that the law enforcement agencies would be allowed to investigate the incident to bring the culprits to book, even as he condoled with the family of the deceased assuring that must prevail.

However, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the gruesome of Yakubu as provocative and unfortunate.


In a statement, the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto Bishop Hassan Kukah said the killing of Yakubu has no place in Nigeria’s extant law, Bible, or Quran.

He explained that Christians and Muslims have lived peacefully together in Sokoto without having issues with each other.


He called on the Christians in the state to remain calm and be law-abiding as there are efforts to bring the perpetrators to book.
On his part, the Nigeria Police Sokoto State Command confirmed the incident.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanusi Abubakar, said those that carried out the dastardly act blocked Sokoto Jega road.


According to him, on hearing about the incident,  the Commissioner of Police  Sokoto State Command Kola Okunlola directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operation and members of SWAT to move to the scene.
He noted that before reaching there the mob have already killed the lady. He disclosed that two persons have been arrested in connection to the incident.


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