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Blasphemy: “The Post Doesn’t Agree With My Orders” – Atiku Reveals Why He Deleted Tweet Condemning Lynching of Sokoto Student

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Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has revealed why he deleted a tweet condemning the lynching of Deborah Samuel.

Recall that Deborah, a Christian 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto was killed for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.

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Atiku, who is running for President on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, had taken to Twitter to condemn the mob action, saying, “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.”


The former Vice-President, however, came under threats from some Muslim northerners who threatened not to vote for him if he emerges as the Presidential candidate of the PDP.

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However, Atiku later deleted the tweet amid the threats.

He took to his verified Hausa Facebook page to distance himself from the message.

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Atiku stated that he deleted the message because it did not agree with his orders.

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“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 A. A. is not from me. May God protect us,” he wrote in Hausa language.


The decision of the former Vice-President to delete the tweet has caused an uproar on social media as he is now trending at number one on Twitter.

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