Former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubabakar appears to have shot himself in the foot over the statement made on the killing of Deborah Samuel, the Sokoto student who was lyched for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.
According to the report which had gone viral on social media, the lady was lyched and burnt to death after making an audio recording and dropped it on her class Whatsapp group.
In the audio message, the lady was said to have cautioned her classmates to desist from posting religious messages on the group as it is against the essence of creating the group.
This was said to have triggered an outrage from the Islamic fanatic within and outside the school who invaded her lodge, beat and burnt her alive.
The action however generated a nationwide outrage and condemnation across the country.
Responding to the situation on both his Twitter and Facebook account, former vice president and PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubabakar condemned the act and called for justice for the slain girl.
He wrote: “There can not be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered, and all those behind her death must be brought to justice,” Mr Atiku said. “My condolences to her family and friends.”
However, less than 10 minutes after the post was made, it was taken down from all the platforms it was posted.
It was later revealed that Atiku was threatened to delete the post based on the comment made regarding his aspiration for 2023 presidency.
One of his supporters commented that he has lost his vote based on the statement.
It was also believed that majority of the people who reacted to the post that has generated over 1, 000 comments in less than 10minutes were disappointed in the former vice president saying he is supporting blasphemy of Islamic faith.
This was said to have informed his decision to delete the post without giving his reason.