Nigerians have berated Aisha Yesufu over comments on Deborah Samuel’s murder.
Newsone had reported earlier that a 200 Level student of Home Economics at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, northern Nigeria, has been lynched by fellow students over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
This online news platform understands that the Christian student, identified as Deborah Samuel, allegedly shared the offensive message in a school Whatsapp group. It was learned, that the blasphemous message drew the ire of the students, who overpowered school security, beat her to death, and set the body on fire.
The audio sighted by Newsone Nigeria revealed that Deborah Yakubu warned her classmates against posting religious things on class WhatsApp group chat.
She had said before her death; “Holy ghost fire, nothing would happen to me, is it by force you guys would always be sending this religious stuff in the group, the group wasn’t created for that, but rather as a notice for when there’s a test, assignment, exams, etc, not these nonsense Religious posts.
In a swift reaction, the school was later shut down by the management to avoid escalation of the situation.
“Following today’s early morning Students rampage in the College, the College Management has resolved to close down the College indefinitely with immediate effect.
“Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the College campus immediately,” the school said in a statement.
Reacting to the ugly incident in Sokoto State, Aisha Yesufu, a Nigerian activist and businesswoman, who co-founded the #BringBackOurGirls movement, took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to compare those who lynched the Christian girl to people “that lynch thieves”.
Aisha wrote: “If you are one of those that lynch thieves just take this moment to know that you and those sokoto students who killed their fellow student are the same. Hope you use this as a mirror into your despicable acts. No one has the right in anyway whatsoever to kill another. No one!”
If you are one of those that lynch thieves just take this moment to know that you and those sokoto students who killed their fellow student are the same. Hope you use this as a mirror into your despicable acts.
No one has the right in anyway whatsoever to kill another.
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) May 12, 2022
Apparently displeased with her comments, Nigerians took to Twitter to lambaste the #ENDSARS activist calling on her to shut up.
Newsone Nigeria captured some of the reactions to her comment on Deborah Samuel’s murder below…
Aisha shut up https://t.co/nfeJsNOZIi
— CHAOS HELLHOUND 52 (@UTisKore) May 12, 2022
Aunty Aisha we understand you ,well you can’t have sense all the time. https://t.co/LYYF2JG6LN
— MAYOKUN❤💡 (@idowuolumayokun) May 12, 2022
AISHA YESUFU, because you sent this out today after an innocent young lady named Deborah was beaten, burnt and murdered gruesomely by Muslims in Sokoto state, you should have READ THE ROOM. What you’re doing right now is gaslighting… Sigh! 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/6t7qKNYBxS
— 𝘼. 𝙄. 𝙈. 👨🏽🚀 𓃵 (@AimThaMachine_) May 12, 2022
Aisha Yesufu said the lady that was beaten & burned to death in Sokoto deserves it because she blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad & she was killed as the same way people normally lynched thieves.
— IFÁ FUNSHO (@funshographix) May 12, 2022
Aisha Yesufu, you people’s thought-leader and EndSARS hero is on twitter comparing a thief to a lady who said things some Muslims don’t like.
I want to laugh really, but truth is I can’t.
Something is wrong with the Islam you people are practicing in Northern Nigeria. https://t.co/qQhpxxVkI1
— TwItTa PsYChoLoGiST (@kabasa007) May 12, 2022
Aisha you either speak on the current issue or you don’t at all. Stop mixing rice and beans https://t.co/YRsMRuCIhN
— Sueee✨ (@__Susannnnn) May 12, 2022
My wife will always tell me there is a time for everything, Aisha whatever this is absolutely not the time. What you said is true yes. But let’s not shift the focus here, this is not the time. Deborah was not a thief. https://t.co/plZw1GMVSL
— Ogu, Prince Michael (@6ftperfect) May 12, 2022
This Aisha Yesufu’s comparison is giving me boko haram vibes… https://t.co/fAMg1iGIuS
— FestusGreen #PeterObi (@FestusGreen) May 12, 2022
Aunty Aisha come out openly and condemn your people and stop trying to add others to this!!! When you were condemning government were you playing the comparison game??? All of a sudden there are people doing worse?? If you’re not going to condemn them then stfu https://t.co/oCusRFXG9W
— 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚘 𝚒 𝚊m (@PraiseboiI) May 12, 2022
There’s a way Aisha Yesufu would put words,if you’re intelligent,you’d see through it. She’s not an honest woman. https://t.co/EEpCSOPt2g
— Ras Kimono (@Enoughjeanss) May 12, 2022
Aisha Yesufu completed her Whataboutism Degree from the El-Rufai University of Turning the Truth to Face Down.
No one can survive his sting.
— theonly1acre (@theonly1acre) May 12, 2022