A popular Abuja-based human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, have slammed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, for deleting a post on Facebook and Twitter condemning the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was burnt on Thursday.
Adeyanju said Atiku’s action was shameful, while Fani-Kayode insisted that the 2023 presidential aspirant has just encouraged other sociopaths to come out and commit murder with impunity.
Reacting, Adeyanju in a tweet on Friday, wrote: “Shame on Atiku for deleting that tweet. Ambition cannot be more important than justice. Shame on every politician & leader in the North that refused, failed or neglected to condemn the act. May God continue to bless our revered and respected Emir of Sokoto who was swift.”
On his part, Fani-Kayode tweeted: “The refusal to condemn the killing of Deborah and the withdrawal of an earlier condemnation is worse than the killing itself. By this @Atiku has murdered Deborah all over again and pissed on her grave. He has also encouraged other sociopaths to come out and commit murder with impunity.”
Atiku had deleted his post on his Facebook and Twitter handles condemning the killing of Deborah.
Deborah was beaten to a pulp and burnt alive on Thursday by male Muslim students who accused her of insulting Prophet Muhammed on a WhatsApp group platform.
Reacting to the sad incident on Thursday, Atiku, in a post on his social media accounts, condemned the incident, stating that all those behind the killing must be brought to book.
Atiku 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.”
However, some religious fanatics with Islamic names stormed the comment sections, especially on Facebook, threatening to withdraw their support for Atiku’s 2023 presidential ambition.
DAILY POST observed on Friday morning that after several threats from the Northerners, the posts were deleted from Atiku’s social media handles.