A Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has deleted comments he made on his Facebook and Twitter handles condemning the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, who was burnt on Thursday.
Deborah was on Thursday lynched and and burnt alive by male Muslim students who claimed she blasphemed Prophet Muhammed on a WhatsApp platform.
The school authority has shut down academic activities indefinitely as tension gripped residents of the area.
Reacting to the development on Thursday, Atiku in a post on his social media handles, condemned the incident, declaring that all those behind the killing must be brought to book.
He 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 some religious fanatics with Islamic names stormed the comment sections, particularly on Facebook, threatening to withdraw their support for Atiku’s 2023 presidential ambition.
On Friday morning, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY observed that the posts have been deleted from Atiku’s social media handles.