DSS reportedly arrest final year student over defamatory tweet against Aisha Buhari

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The Department of State Security Service has arrested a student of Federal University Dutse, Aminu Adamu Muhammed over a social media post deemed defamatory against Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari.

According to an online media, Peoples Gazette report gathered that Muhammed, a final-year student of Environmental Management and Toxicology at FUD, Jigawa State,

had in June posted on Twitter that Mrs Buhari had suddenly added massive weight after taking part in plundering the nation’s meagre resources.

In the June 8, 2022, tweet, Muhammed chastised Mrs Buhari in Hausa: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”, which could be translated as “the mother has gotten fatter by eating masses’ money.”

Muhammed’s friends who have taken to social media said he made the post because he was frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities across the country.

The ASUU strike which started in early 2022, ended last month after nine months.