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Atiku Abubakar raises alarm over anti-Igbo song circulating in some parts of the country

Atiku Abubakar raises alarm over anti-Igbo song circulating in some parts of the country

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has drawn the attention of security agencies to a song which allegedly wishes people of Igbo ethnic group dead.

Hate song could trigger crisis in Nigeria - Atiku

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- Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, calls on security agencies to arrest and prosecute those behind a song propagating hatred against people of Igbo descent

- Atiku warns that the song is reminiscent of the beginnings of the Rwanda Genocide

- The former vice president commiserates with victims of the church killings in Ozubulu community in Anambra state

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has drawn the attention of security agencies to a song which allegedly wishes people of Igbo ethnic group dead.

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Atiku in a statement issued by his media office, which he personally signed and titled: Nigeria Does Not Need a Rwandan Déjà vu, warned that the song currently circulating the song in some parts of Nigeria could result in a major crisis as it happened in Rwanda, Premium Times reports.

The former vice president called on security agencies to arrest and prosecute those behind the song which he said incites hatred against people of Igbo descent.

“It has come to my attention that a song disparaging people of Igbo origin, and which wishes them dead, is circulating in some parts of the nation. I totally and unequivocally condemn this development, and I call on all men of goodwill to rise up against this evil,” Atiku said.

“This song is reminiscent of the beginnings of the Rwanda Genocide. Nigerians need to be aware that the Rwanda Genocide was believed to have been ignited by a song titled Nanga Abahutu (I hate Hutus), sung by Rwanda’s then most popular musician, Simon Bikindi. God forbid that we should have such a déjà vu in Nigeria.

“I call on the security agencies to thoroughly and decisively swing into action and apprehend, try, convict and severely punish those behind this ungodly song which incites racial hatred."

The politician warned those igniting hatred against their fellow citizens to remember that they would face the consequences of their action.

He said: “Simon Bikindi was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for igniting and aiding the Rwandan genocide. Thus, let those who think they can treat their fellow citizens so unjustly know that within and outside Nigeria exist mechanisms that will ensure they answer to their crimes.

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“I call on all men of goodwill to remember those immortal lines from our former National Anthem “though tribe and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand”.

“The effects of hate in any shape or form were made even more evident over the weekend, in a mass shooting incident that left many of us reeling with shock."

Atiku also commiserated with the victims of the church killings in Ozubulu community in Anambra state and prayed that peace will return to their families.

He said: “The difference between us as Nigerians is not a difference in our tribe or our religion. It was and remains a difference based on whether we are good Nigerians or bad Nigerians, and I am very certain that the good Nigerians far outnumber the very few bad ones.

NAIJ.com recalls that the Foundation for Peace Professionals says it has in its possession, a hate song obtained through the social media and currently circulating in northern Nigeria.

According to Sahara Reporters, the song which was voiced by an unknown female artist in Hausa language, was carefully worded, with the intention of causing deliberate mass incitement of Nigerians from the north against those from the Igbo extraction.

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