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Atiku Abubakar, presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has deleted social media posts condemning the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education.
The student, identified as Deborah Samuel, was said to have been attacked by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.
In a post on Friday, the former vice-president said he did not authorise the initial post, adding that any post that does not have his initials “A.A” is not from him.
“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,” the presidential hopeful said.
Muhammadu Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, condemned the killing and asked security operatives to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended.
The police said they have arrested two suspects connected to the killing.
“Upon receiving the information, the DC Operations led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders in the state to the school where the road was cleared and the situation was brought under control,” a statement by the police read.
“Two students were arrested in connection with the crime committed.
“The school has been closed down by the school authority, and policemen were deployed to give tight security coverage.”
Atiku’s action has sparked outrage on social media.
This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.
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