A Twitter user with the name ‘Amb Abdularahman Yahaya’ has indirectly threatened the life of journalist Kadaria Ahmed who is rumoured to have “converted from Islam to Christianity”
SaharaReporters however confirmed that Kadaria did not convert to Christianity and is still a Muslim. Kadaria’s immediate younger sister and wife of Nasir el-Rufai, the Governor of kaduna State, Asia Ahmad El-Rufai, said: “Kadaria has never been a Christian; nobody in my family is a Christian. She has always been a Muslim. She is still a Muslim; she has never for one moment converted to another religion.”
Yahaya, whose twitter handle is @cardinalabdul, made the comment on Thursday morning, as part of a series of expletives he has directed at the journalist since the weekend when she described AbdulAziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State, as “the most useless Governor in the history of Nigeria”.
Kadaria Ahmed had so described Yari while addressing pressmen in Abuja during a protest against the ineffectiveness of both Zamfara State government and the Federal Government in halting the spat of killings in the state.
Since then, Yahaya has dedicated his Twitter account to hurling abuse at the journalist.
In one tweet, he wrote: “Kadaria, you called our beloved governor useless, you’re the most idiot, selective, undesirable journalist in the history of Nigeria [sic].”
In the most disgusting tweet of all, he wrote: “Kadaria, you converted to Christianity in London. I was appalled when I heard her describing herself as a passionate citizen of Zamfara. By Islamic tenets, Kadaria is a walking corpse. She is supposed to have been killed as an apostate. She’s a condemned soul [sic].”
This particular tweet attracted public opprobrium to Yahaya, with many Twitter users calling for his arrest by security agents.
Kadari herself has responded to the tweet, writing: “I have reported this account for threatening my life even as I refused to dignify his allegation with a response. No one should have the right to call for anyone’s death. If anything happens to me, this is the man to hold.”
Yahaya has since deleted the tweet.