Nigeria: MURIC Decries Burning of Six Fulanis in Gboko
Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC
London, Feb. 2, 2018 (AltAfrika)-A Muslim rights advocacy group in Nigeria, The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly denounced the alleged killing and burning of six Fulani travellers in Gboko, Plateau State, on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018
MURIC equally condemned what it called the silence of the mainstream media in Nigeria on the said killing and other acts of violence perpetrated against the Fulanis in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola MURIC said “six Fulani travellers were allegedly burned to death in Gboko, Plateau State, on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly denounces this criminal act. It is wicked, inhuman and barbaric
In particular, we are greatly worried that no media house has deemed it fit to give this dastardly act any attention. The radio stations are silent over it. The television stations have ignored it. The print media also do not consider it as newsworthy. Yet these are the same outfits which gave extensive coverage, superfluous broadcast times and exaggerated publicity to the unfortunate Benue killings.
The same media outfits kept mum when 732 Fulanis were massacred in Mambilla. They looked the other way when 82 women and children of Fulani stock were killed in cold blood in Numan. They said nothing when life was brutally snuffed out of 24 Fulanis in Lau. They couldn’t be bothered when 96 Fulanis were cut down in Kajuru.