Atiku Abubakar and Deborah Samuel

Former Nigerian Vice President and Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has seemingly revealed why his tweet condemning the lynching of a female student in Sokoto was deleted.

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The politician had taken to Twitter to condemn the killing of the 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, by a mob for allegedly blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad.

He condemned the mob action while calling for the perpetrators to be brought to book.

Atiku’s tweet soon came under threat from some northerners who threatened not to vote for him. This reportedly made the politician take down the tweet.

 Atiku Abubakar explains why tweet condemning the lynching of a Sokoto female student was deleted Atiku Abubakar explains why tweet condemning the lynching of a Sokoto female student was deleted

However, in a post via his verified Hausa page, the former Vice President distanced himself from the tweet. According to him, the tweet was put up without his permission.

Atiku Abubakar explains why tweet condemning the lynching of a Sokoto female student was deleted

“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 AA is not from me. May God protect – AA”. He wrote in Hausa.