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Blasphemy: Azman Air disowns Dangote’s son-in-law over comments defending Deborah’s killing

Jamil Abubakar

ABUJA – Azman airline has distanced their organisation from Jamil Abubakar, a member of the Dangote family, 24 hours after he justified the killing of Deborah Samuel by islamic extremists.

Mr Abubakar justified the killing of the late student by Muslims fanatics through a post made on his Twitter page quoting verses from religious books.

“In Islam we respect the Injil, Taura, Zabur, we were never taught to disresepct any of the book, or any of the prophets from Adam to Muhammad SAW & the Quran.

“The punishment for Blasphemy is DEATH! in most religions including Christianity. Respect people’s religion it’s simple!

“In Islam, the Sharia court handles these cases. Islam put rules & regulations to control peoples action and motives, so the wrong ones are not cheated and justice is served the right way,” Mr Abubakar tweeted.

Nigerians with the impression that Mr Abubakar was an Azman Air staff launched tirades against the company for employing the services of a perceived religious bigot.

Dissociating the airline from Mr Abubakar, Azman Air released a statement to inform Nigerians that the pilot had ceased to be their staff since 2019.

“PUBLIC NOTICE: Capt Jamil Abubakar is no longer a pilot @AzmanAir; his last flight with us was 22nd Dec 2019,” Azman Air said in a rebuttal tweet. “We refuse to take responsibility for a comment or view of a former staff. The general public should kindly take note.”

Several strange opinions have trailed the gruesome murder of Ms Yakubu by Muslim extremists in Sokoto, especially from public figures of Northern dissent, who claim that the Christian student’s death was justified by her lack of respect for Prophet Mohammad.

Commissioner for education in Bauchi, Aliyu Tilde, also expressed support for the killers of Miss Yakubu, excoriated Christians and others dismissing blasphemy as uncivilised to seek a psychiatric evaluation.

Imam of the national mosque in the capital Abuja, Ibrahim Maqari, justified the horrific murder of Ms Samuel, blaming her for crossing the red lines of Islamic faith.

Miss Yakubu, a 200 level home economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, accused of blasphemy, had complained bitterly over the influx of religious broadcast messages shared to her department’s WhatsApp page.

Her complaints elicited the fury of extremist coursemates and schoolmates who stoned her to death and set her lifeless body ablaze on Thursday.

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