Dr Aliyu Usman Tilde, Bauchi State Commissioner of Education has come under fierce attack on Facebook following his controversial comment justifying the killing of Deborah Samuel for allegedly uttering a blasphemous comment on Prophet Muhammad.
Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto was stoned to death and set ablaze by her class mates after she insulted the Prophet of Islam.
Airing his views on the killing, Dr Tilde in a Facebook post said that Deborah is wholly responsible for what befell her.
He took swift fire back at critics questioning the action of Deborah’s mates. “If you’re not provoked by this, visit a psychiatrist, please,” he wrote.
However, barely hours after Dr Tilde’s post, the social media was agog with many users chiding the Commissioner for taking a stand in favour of Deborah’s killing.
The Commissioner, however, reacted saying he owes nobody any apology over his comments, arguing that Deborah’s comment is provocative enough to trigger a war.
“You are free to fabricate lies and attach them to me. That is your business. But don’t deceive yourself by thinking you’re a good Christian. You are a very bad one, an evil one for that matter. Nowhere did I mention the word ‘Christian’ in that post.
“True believers of Jesus, including me, do not lie. I have watched and read many Christians condemn what Deborah said.
“The provocation is as bad as the killing. Both must be condemned. If that hurts anyone, please let him hug the nearest transformer,” the commissioner worte in a fierce reaction to his critics.
WikkiTimes recalls that Deborah Samuel was killed on Thursday last week, after she allegedly blasphemed Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) on a WhatsApp group created for academic purposes. Afterwards, protests rocked the seat of the Caliphate in Nigeria, Sokoto, following the arrest of her murders.
The protesters who stormed the residence of Sultan of Sokoto and other worshiping centers on fire, according to reports, were attempting to set alight the structures. This led to the imposition of a 24 hour curfew on the state.