A large number of Nigerian Muslims have taken to various social media platforms to seek justice for their brethren who were murdered in some parts of the South-South and South-East of Nigeria.
Muslim News earlier reported how Muslims, especially of the Hausa-Fulani extraction were killed in what appeared to be like well-coordinated attacks during the #EndSARS protests.
In places like Oil Mill Market, Rumukushi, Oyigbo, Eleme, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were said to have launched devastating attacks on the Muslim community, leading to the death of scores while many others sustained varying degrees of injury.
Justice delay is Justice denied. https://t.co/7ySAnqH5nt
— Mustapha Mode Ambursa (@AmbursaMode) November 2, 2020
The story is not quite different in Imo State and the latest, Nsukka, in Enugu State. No less than three mosques have been destroyed and razed down in the spate of attacks by irate mobs.
The Muslims who took to social media however said human rights organisations have not given these ugly scenarios any mention in their advocacies despite how dastard they seem.
We seek justice President @MBuhari. — Muhammad Sa’ad
They also accused media organisations of observing criminal silence on the killings, adding that, in the few cases they reported, the stories were slanted to suit their subjective narrative.
Muslim netizens have started demanding justice over what they called “callous murder of their brothers”, saying that Muslims are humans and have the right to live anywhere.
“We ran out of our own homes because of our own blood. My brothers are killing us because we differ in religion. This is very strange to me. #We seek for Justice,” a Twitter user, BossForTheBoys wrote.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has petitioned @PoliceNG IG and Director of SSS over the recent incessant arson and pogrom against Muslims in the South-East and South-South and a trigger hateful sermon by Bishop Reverend Father Godfrey Igwebuike Onah. pic.twitter.com/HWp7wjzVnS
— NSCIA — Islamic Affairs (@NSCIAng) November 4, 2020
I guess it is now a crime to be a Muslim in the south east of Nigeria. Meanwhile, Muslims are doing all they can to live peacefully with all the igbos living in all the nooks and crannies of the north. Everyday is for the thief, but one day….—@AltyNurah
Buttressing his point, HHMuhammad said, “Yes! We need justice nothing more #mbuhari. Muslims are humans and have the right to live!”
For his part, Tochukwu said indigenous Muslims in South-East are also victims of the attacks, as they are seen as Hausas because of their religious affiliation.
“It was my humble self that brought the case to this platform last night. Our own blood maimed and destroyed two of our mosques last night right in our very eyes. Our offence is that we are MUSLIMS and to them, MUSLIMS ARE HAUSA.”
Mustapha Mode Ambursa pleaded with relevant authorities to swiftly investigate the killings, noting: “Justice delayed is justice denied.”
When you set out to trend a crime against a group, approach it from a human angle instead of a sectional outage. #LekkiMassacre trended because it was framed as a crime against humanity. We must trend #OyingboMassacre as such, and share details of what transpired to get justice.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) October 28, 2020
Abbas Dangi called out the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, urging him not to pass the 2021 budget until justice is served to the victims.
The speaker had promised not to pass the 2021 budget if justice is not done to the victims of Lekki shootings.
“Dear @femigbaja, how about not passing the 2021 budget until the affected people have been identified and fully compensated!” he wrote.
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