Southern Kaduna is trending on Twitter and this is not some random banter on who has the most of anything and neither is it a trend comparing achievements. Following the violence reported in Southern Kaduna, many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their disgust as they call on authorities to take control of the situation.
From many tweets on this matter, it has been gathered that the Southern region in Kaduna State have been victims of several attacks over the years, and users also pointed out that the government is paying close to no attention on the matter.
THERE’S A MASSACRE IN SOUTHERN KADUNA!
This isn’t the first, Second or even the third time, These people get attacked almost every week and it’s like no action has been taken against these barbaric attackers, We can not stay stay silent on local issues.
SOUTHERN KADUNA BLEEDS
— Your Uncle From Kaduna (@Real_jaeflex) May 28, 2020
209 terrorist attacks
722 people dead
198 people injured
231 people kidnapped
Millions of naira paid as ransom.
38 villages destroyed
30,000 people homeless.
All in Southern Kaduna 2016-2020
Pls RT for the world to see.
RT till someone helps these people. pic.twitter.com/PsWNTJGK8h
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) May 28, 2020
In Southern Kaduna, it’s been gathered that there has been a long-lasting dispute on some land ownership among other regions in the state and that has always led to the clash between regions in the state.
However, a number of Twitter users have also criticised influential figures who tweeted about the killing of the African-American man, George Floyd while ignoring the pressing case in Nigeria. They stressed how pressing and hot the air is in Southern Kaduna, relating it with what they perceive as a common trend of Nigerians paying little honour to issues close to home while paying detailed attention to affairs of other nations.
You will sit in Lagos and Abuja and tweet Kaduna is safe and the Governor is working. You then add pictures of roads that mean nothing.
I AM IN KADUNA, KAJURU IS PART OF KADUNA, IT IS NOT SAFE.
HERDSMEN ARE KILLING SOUTHERN KADUNA PEOPLE#SouthernKadunaGenocide
— Mün The Rap Shinobi (@BoyCalledMun) May 28, 2020
70% Nigerian intellectuals & journalists are FRAUDS!!
There’ll rather wade in on global trends like racism, whites on blacks, for clout. But Southern Kaduna is burning!!💔
Scroll through their TL, you’ll see their tweets, kowtowing to their Nigerian paymasters (the politicians) pic.twitter.com/872jq4borX
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) May 28, 2020
Sometimes what black people do to black people is worse than racism. Just take a look at what is happening in Southern Kaduna! pic.twitter.com/hxHACZ0QuU
— Man Tonai (O.D.) (@DrTONYAGBATOR) May 28, 2020
From Southern Kaduna to Benue, to Plateau and Zamfara are families in despair and fear. The governors in these states are not doing their jobs as Chief Security Officers. There is no development without security. Increasing IGRs mean nothing when your people are getting killed.
— Farida (@thefaridaadamu) May 28, 2020
The killings in Southern Kaduna is not something that began today as there have been many reported cases of the killings in that region and in the Northern part of Nigeria. For many who were interested in this trend, they pointed out that the lack of responsibility from Nigerians to things that belong to them is now becoming appalling.
Some Twitter users who joined this trend, pointed out that even while racism and all other things that were raised from the killing of George Floyd, Nigerians who followed the trend with energy should do the same with matters that concern home.
While people who are in authorities have been notified about the killings in the state, it appears that not so much is being done down in Southern Kaduna.
Nigerians who are tweeting about the violence in Kaduna and Northern Nigeria are calling on other Nigerians to join in full force to bring a unanimous front against violence in that region. Not ignoring #BlackLivesMatter, but to remember that all black lives matter and not just the ones in other countries, but the ones with us at home and in other parts of Africa generally.
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