President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad has been blasted by Nigerians on the microblogging account, Twitter, after he tweeted about Dadiyata, a journalist kidnapped in Kaduna State.
Naija News recalls that a journalist, Abubakar Idris, better known as Dadiyata was kidnapped last year August by some unknown gunmen in Barnawa, a community in Kaduna State.
Until this time, no one could tell where the journalist was taken to despite efforts by family members and some individuals in authority.
Today June 3rd, Dadiyata should be celebrating his birthday with loved ones, unfortunately, he remained with his faceless and nameless abductors.
To celebrate Dadiyata’s birthday, Bashir took to his verified Twitter account to pray for his protection and freedom, noting that he has always included him in his prayers.
He tweeted; “This is to wish Abubakar Dadiyata a happy birthday, I wish him the best and remember him always in my prayers. May Allah protect him everywhere he is, rescue and reunite him with his family and friends.”
See the tweet below;
This is to wish Abubakar Dadiyata a happy birthday, I wish him the best and remember him always in my prayers. May Allah protect him everywhere he is, rescue and reunite him with his family and friends.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 3, 2020
His tweet, however, was greeted with reactions as Nigerian charged him to use his position to beg people in power for freedom of the journalist.
See some of the reactions below.
Bashir, this is a terrible tweet. A Nigerian citizen was abducted. You are here wishing him happy birthday instead of using your platform to demand his release???
— Man of the year (@KingDinma) June 3, 2020
Since you know people that can influence court judgement, kindly talk to people who are Specialist in disappearing human to bring back daddy yata
— Phy111 (@tony_irorere) June 3, 2020
This tweet is coming from the government that it's supposed to be protecting it's citizens, "wherever you are. 😂😂😂
— Urchman (@uchenna_omooba) June 3, 2020
Ameen and please help his family and report the case to the Mr president @MBuhari May Allah rescue him. Thank You.
— Babangida Sani🔴 (@Bangiss_) June 3, 2020
Are you for real???
Your Principal swore to protect Nigerians and you projected him as one who would fix our security challenges within a twinkle of an eye. But he has failed woefully.
Please don't comment on #Dadiyata's issue again till he's back home and alive (we pray 🙏).
— BLUE FISH (@Bluufiish) June 3, 2020