Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social matters, etc. Sometimes, they are just downright ridiculous. We make it our job to take down the names of these noisemakers.
Leaders of Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC), launched National Day of Mourning, denouncing the level of impunity and frequency of violent killings in the country. The day was marked by a series of symbolic actions such as “mourning at Unity Fountain” and so on.
Here’s our list from today:
1. Jibrin Ibrahim
As we mourn the dead, lets make the peace. Very many Nigerians have been killed in violence all over the country especially Zamfara, Benue, Kaduna, Taraba.
Find the killers, prosecute them
Avoid hate speech
Stop conspiracy theories targeting entire ethnic & religious groups
— Jibrin Ibrahim (@JibrinIbrahim17) May 28, 2018
Jibrin has said it all. What else do you want to hear?
2. EiE Nigeria
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) May 28, 2018
3. Mr Smart
Unfortunately the killings today in the Nigeria is politically motivated just like it happened in the last regime. Another man enters there and another ugly face of problems raises its head#NationalDayOfMourning #NigeriaMourns
— MR SMART (@Smartnoys) May 28, 2018
Politically motivated? We cannot work on allegations. Nothing will move that way.
4. Adebayo Okeowo
The Nigerian embassy in Pretoria refused to accept our letter even after we waited for at least an hour. So I’m tweeting it here. We shall not be deterred even though the disregard for human life & dignity is palpable at every level of the #Nigerian government #NigeriaMourns pic.twitter.com/WdVyFsfJqU
— Adebayo Okeowo (@AdebayOkeowo) May 28, 2018
5. S.F. Adebayo
6. Deji Adeyanju
We remember Agatu;
We remember Benue;
We remembers Shiites massacre;
We remember Taraba;
We remember Zamfara;
We remember Plateau;
We remember Southern Kaduna;
We remember all those killed by Herdsmen. pic.twitter.com/KMKW0Fxzt8
— Adeyanju Deji ?? (@adeyanjudeji) May 28, 2018
We remember Ikorodu (Badoo), we remember civil servants all over the country who die of hunger, we remember girls who die from rape…
yes we can tweet to create awareness of govts insensitivity to the plight of its citizenry but we need mass protest to effect a positive change, something similar to occupy nigeria… why cant we???#NationalDayOfMourning #NigeriaMourns
— Temi (@Tbauze) May 28, 2018
Action… louder than words!
As #NigeriaMourns Who are the Victims? The dead and indeed all of us,who are gradually losing our sense of human solidarity or empathy & who no longer feel outrage about these senseless killings! Let's rise & tell FGN to stop killing us by their inaction! #NationalDayOfMourning pic.twitter.com/RQU7t7nAq4
— C Ojidoh (@ojmagic) May 28, 2018
My heart goes out to everyone who's lost someone to the violence across the nation. Let us use today #NationalDayOfMourning to put pressure on the government. Only the citizens can force the government into action #OneDeathTooMany
— Timilehin (@timiboyede) May 28, 2018
As a follow-up on my visualisation on Boko Haram's activities and to commemorate the #NationalDayofMourning, I made this visualisation to shed some light on the herdsmen conflict in Nigeria. https://t.co/tw2ho3PRpL#OneDeathTooMany @EiENigeria @cchukudebelu @julietkego @segalink pic.twitter.com/kf3j0iHUM1
— Emmanuel (@ikehiemma) May 28, 2018
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