Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad has been slated by several Nigerian twitter users following his post about having his heart “shattered” as a result of the explosion in Beirut yesterday.
Reacting to the Kano State indigene’s post, several Nigerians questioned why he hasn’t felt or said the same concerning the killings in Southern Kaduna.
A recent wave of deadly attacks in the southern part of Nigeria’s restive Kaduna State has brought the seemingly never-ending cycle of communal violence and impunity in the state back into focus. The media reported that gunmen killed at least 43 people between July 21 to 24 and that 178 people were killed in the past 7 months across southern Kaduna communities.
The police haven’t commented on the identity of the perpetrators or the motivations behind the attacks. The state governor claimed the recent attacks were carried out by armed bandits terrorizing Nigeria’s northwest states, but media reports included witnesses attributing blame to a militia targeting southern Kaduna communities on ethnic grounds.
Details of Kaduna Killings gotten from Hrw.org