Interior Minister Blames Social Media Users For Escalating Fulani Herdsmen Attacks

Interior Minister Blames Social Media Users For Escalating Fulani Herdsmen Attacks

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L - R: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr. Bassey Ekpenyong, Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, and Controller-General Federal Fire Service, Mr. Josepeh Anebi during the visit of the minister to the Federal Fire Service Headquarters in Abuja on Monday, July 15, 2015 | NAN Photo

Users of Social Media platforms are at the receiving end of the blames traded by Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau on Thursday. The Minister has said that social media is being used to escalate herdsmen/farmers clashes across the country.

He said social media has been used to frame the crisis in such a manner that can undermine the unity of the country.

Dambazau who delivered his address during an inaugural meeting for stakeholders on the conflict in Abuja, said the effects of the conflicts have been loss of lives, dislocation of people and communities, as well as the destruction of socio-economic activity.

“The rise of the social media has given scope to the non-traditional media outlets which has seen interest groups frame stories surrounding the conflict in ways that tend to undermine the co-operate existence of Nigeria,” he said.

Mr. Dambazau said the meeting, which hopes to bring together ethnic, religious, geopolitical, civil societies and other concerned parties, will after its inauguration on Thursday serve as a basis for deciding on the membership of subsequent stakeholders meeting on the conflict.

“Although the problem is currently within the Niger-Benue river basin regions of the country, it has a wider geographical implication affecting the West and even Central Africa.

The Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the crises between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria constitute a threat to the peaceful co-existence of the country.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I read somewhere where someone said he went to an event at Brown University in the US, and the interior minister was there. He said Dambazau was empty.

    I believe it. See the kind of hacks that Buhari appointed into vital positions

  2. That has been the problem of Fabricators in the digital age. They can not have it their way any more. The hide and seek game does not work any more. Ooh how frustrated ! . Maybe we should switch from digital to analoge again for their manipulative comfort.

  3. Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau should not only be sacked, he should be arrested and tried for stupidity

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