Nigerian Activist, Aisha Yesufu has come under fire following her comment on the death of a Christian student in Sokoto.
Aisha Yesufu had compared those who lynched the girl to people “that lynch thieves”.
According to Yesufu, she stated in a tweet that ” “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 in to 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
Meanwhile, some Nigerians displeased with Aisha Yesufus’ comments, took to Twitter to lambast the #ENDSARS activist over the comment.
Newsbreak.ng captured some reactions, see below;
why will you compare a theif to a young lady who spoke freely about a religion, Madam i respect you allot but this is not it
— Chief Yankee 📈 (@yankeeplug_) May 12, 2022
But is this the best time to bring up that topic? Why don't you address the killings squarely? Except of course you're sympathetic with the perpetrators of the act.
— Uche (@I_amSteady) May 13, 2022
Madam,your tweet is confusing ooh…You are comparing a thief to the young lady who was killed at Sokoto..I am confused
— Ray D (@Obinna123) May 12, 2022
'Whataboutism' in disguise is what Aisha just did here.
Well done ma'am 👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/08keYOFejp
— Derrickz Godson (@OCginja) May 12, 2022
What type of hypocritical analogy is this?
Disregarding the fact that no one has the right to kill outside the law, how does it make sense to compare robbery to blasphemy?
One robs or harm people, the other says something about a long gone figure you hold dear.
Na wa o
— Bami.dele (@_T_DEL) May 12, 2022
This is wrong
Indirectly you're equating the girl's offense with that of a thief
Besides what did she do wrong?
Last I checked, public execution is not the punishment for blasphemy in the Nigerian constitution
— Bossville💢💯 (@Bossville1) May 12, 2022
So are you saying
In other words the people who lynch a murderous criminal and those lynch an innocent student are cut from the same cloth.
they are deserving or the same punishment and they both no matter the reason, are not justified to react in that way?
— rockofoffence (@rock_of_offence) May 12, 2022
Newsbreak.ng had reported earlier that a 200 Level student of Home Economics at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, northern Nigeria, had been lynched by fellow students over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
The audio heard here revealed that Deborah Yakubu warned her classmates against posting religious things on a 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 action, 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.
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