By Halimat O. Shittu
A renowned social media activist, Reno Omokri, has condemned the seeming silence by many Nigerians over the killing of a Northern family in Anambra State.
Suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had murdered a pregnant Adamawa-born Fatima and three of her children.
Condemning the incident on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Mr Omokri chided the hypocrisy of some Nigerian social commentators who according to him chose silence in place of condemnation for the murder.
He said: “When I said we shouldn’t condemn all Northerners and Muslims over Deborah’s murder, but rather face her killers, you guys insulted me, called me unprintable names. Now Fatima and her kids were killed in Anambra, same you guys are saying blame Unknown Gunmen, not us!”
Mr Omokri lamented that When Deborah Samuel was killed over alleged blasphemy in Sokoto State, many Nigerians rose to condemn the incident, but suddenly grew silent when pregnant Fatima and her children were killed.
“Was her murder with her 4 children good? Is it justified? Is it acceptable? Then where is our outrage? Our condemnations?
“We were not quiet 10 days ago when Deborah was killed. We were loud. We were ebullient. But now, SILENCE. Because her name is Fatima, not faith!,” he added.
“Since this pregnant Adamawa woman and her four children were killed in Anambra, how many Southern influencers have condemned the killing or even offered condolences to her family? If it were a Southerner killed with her kids in Kano, ww would have been everywhere!
“See how people are either denying or justifying the murder of the pregnant Adamawa woman and her 4 kids. We are so ethnically biased in Nigeria. Tufiakwa! Do we fear God at all? We defend evil when it concerns our region and condemn it when it happens in elsewhere!”