Garba Shehu, Spokesman to the President Muhammadu Buhari, has been called out by Nigerian Muslims after he was pictured moving to hug a woman, Igbere TV reports.
Hugs and handshakes between the opposite sex who are not married are forbidden in Islam.
However, in a photo shared online, Garba Shehu, a practising Muslim, was captured in a way that seemed he was leaning in to hug a woman though there’s no actual proof of that.
Sharing the photo, Isah Kamisu Madachi wrote; “How on earth will you expect something reasonable? Astagfirullah!.”
This angered Muslims and they accused him of ”disgracing the religion.”