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Dauhgter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra Buhari Idimi spoke extentively on how she has been attacked severely on social media because of decisions made by her father.
Zahra narrated her ordeal via a statement at the first edition of “An Afternoon with Zahra” an event hosted by her.
The event attracted a fee of N10,000 per participate and had several young persons in attendance.
She said: “2015 was when I knew what bullying was. It started with my photos going viral. I was actually having a yoga class and I was sweating but people were busy sending my pictures up and down. People used it for their gain during the campaign.
But the issue changed the way people looked at my dad because they didn’t know that we were educated, we could speak English, and we could dress. So it changed a few things for good. It showed another light. People then understood that in the North not everybody is illiterate.
The 2015 elections went well. After 100 days, then the blow started coming. ‘Zahra your father did this… Zahra your father did that. But seriously, am I in office with him? Do I take any vital decision?
Did you understand why some decisions are being taken? When I post my picture, it is my picture. It is not your child’s picture. I kept wondering why people do this to me constantly.”
In solidarity with people who had been victms of cyber harrassment Zahra said: “I know we have people who are victims here. So to be honest, if you are a victim you need to feel sorry for those people; they want to be where you are and they are not there. So they will try to pull you down. Would you let them pull you down? No. You need to know that you have the values that someone also wants.”
Zahra is married into the wealthy and influential Idimi family of Borno State.