ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Osun State Police command has arrested a man Adesogba Adekusibe, who called for the killing of Igbos on social media.
The 28-year-old man had on 18 May tweeted: “Let’s kill all the Igbos. Let’s flush them out of Yoruba lands. I hate these people with passion. They are violent people. They are the worst. They hate us. Let’s hate them without holding back.”
Mr. Adekusibe’s outburst sparked widespread condemnation from Nigerians.
The Police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Friday, shared a statement indicating the arrest of Mr. Adekusibe for “violating social media policy on hate speech.”
Nigerians however berated the Police for being hypocritical, having looked away when influential persons in the ruling APC cast similar ethnic slur against the Igbos.
Meanwhile, in the heat of the last general election, notable allies of President Bola Tinubu such as then campaign spokesman Bayo Onanuga and notorious Lagos motor park enforcer, Musiliu ‘MC Oluomo’ Akinsanya pushed dangerous ethnic statement against the Igbos.
They also sought their exclusion from Lagos politics. But the Police failed to intervene.