“Captain Jamil is no longer a pilot at Azman Air” – Airline dissociates self from son of former IGP after he said “the punishment for blasphemy is death”

Azman Airline has distanced itself from son of former IGP, Captain Jamil Abubakar following a tweet he sent out in the wake of the killing of a Christian student by her Muslim counterparts for alleged blasphemy in Sokoto.

The Christian female student, Deborah Samuel was flogged and stoned to death before she was burnt with tyres on Thursday, May 12th.

Her crime was making a statement on her class WhatsApp group which her Muslim colleagues considered to be blasphemous to the Prophet.

Tweeting after Deborah’s death, Captain Jamil who is an experienced pilot and son-in-law of Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said,

“In Islam we respect the Injil, Taura, Zabur, we were never taught to disrespect any of the book, or any of the prophets From Adam to Muhammad SAW & the Quran.

“The punishment for Blasphemy is D£ATH! in most religions including Christianity.
Respect Peoples religion it’s simple!”

He added: “In Islam the Sharia court handles these cases. Islam put rules & regulations to control peoples action and motives, so the wrong ones are not cheated and justice is served the right way.”

Although he has since deleted the tweet after it sparked outrage on the microblogging platform, Twitter users mentioned Azman Air as his employer and called on the Airline to take action.

Some other people defended Jamil and said they agree with his tweet.

Azman Air then revealed that he is no longer their pilot and last worked with them in Dec 2019. The Airline also said it will not take responsibility for the comment of a former staff.

Their tweet reads,

“PUBLIC NOTICE: Capt Jamil Abubakar is no longer a pilot @AzmanAir; his last flight with us was 22nd Dec 2019.

“We refuse to take responsibility for a comment or view of a former staff.