Southerners Are Insensitive To Killings Up North, Ex-Minister, Fani-Kayode Tells Matawalle
Ex-Minister, Fani-Kayode Tells Matawalle that Southerners Are Insensitive To Killings Up North
Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused southerners of being insensitive to the killings by bandits in Zamfara and other parts of the north.
“I call on the people of the South to begin to show more sensitivity about what is going on in the North-West and particularly Zamfara State. Because they don’t talk about it enough,” Mr Fani-Kayode said.
The controversial politician made this comment during a visit to Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle, on Tuesday.
“If what is happening in this state were to happen in any state in the south, I know the outrage they would have expressed throughout the media. But because its in Zamfara, because it is in North-West few talk about it. Its only the people that are hear that feel the pain,” he added.
Ibom Focus and other media platforms have consistently reported the insecurity in the northern region, recent reportage being how bandits raided several communities in Zamfara, killing over 200 people.
However, barely three days after it was reported that marauders raided the communities in Zamfara, a pro government group, the Coalition of Northern Activists for Peace (CNAP), mobilised youths in protest to counter the narrative that north is insecure and “bleeding.”
Youths mobilised by CNAP and led by Zubairu Mukhtar, were seen on the streets of Kaduna, chanting and holding placards with the inscription “North is not bleeding.”
‘North is bleeding’ is a social media campaign championed by citizens to draw the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the international community to the bloodbath and incessant killings perpetrated by bandits and Boko Haram terrorists in the north.
Fani-Kayode Tells Matawalle