A tweet on how ex-media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, supported death penalty for blasphemy in 2015 has surfaced.
Ahmad, who was the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, resigned on Thursday to pursue his political ambition in 2023 in line with the directive of the president.
In 2015, an Islamic court in Kano sentenced nine people to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
The accused, who were all Muslims, had pleaded guilty.
At the time, Ahmad showed his support for the killing of the nine persons in a post on his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.
He tweeted, “I can’t pretend or keep silent. I support the death penalty for BLASPHEMY. That’s my belief and I do not and will never support #SaveKanoNine.”
Recall that on Thursday, a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, identified as Deborah Samuel, was beaten to death and burnt by her colleagues for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.