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Nigerians Roast Bashir Over Selective Criticism



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Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, is currently under attack from Nigerians over his selective criticism amid Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Naija News reports that Nigerians attacked Ahmad on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Thursday after he criticised Oby Ezekwesili, a former Nigerian minister, for attending the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Naija News recalls that properties including cars belonging to Nigerians in the country were set ablaze by South Africans in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks.

In a viral video, South Africans also looted shops belonging to Nigerians. At least three people were also feared dead during the Xenophobic attacks.

Apparently displeased with the attacks, Nigerians took to Shoprite premises around Jakande, Lekki in Lagos to protest the Xenophobic attacks.

The protest in its wake left a yet to be identified person dead, with a witness describing the victim as a protester who was killed after an angry mob set a police van on fire during a protest on Tuesday.

Reacting to the Xenophobic attacks, the Nigerian government through Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, said it was boycotting the WEF.

“Nigerian government has boycotted the World Economic Forum holding in Cape Town, South Africa, but some individuals from Nigeria including a former Minister are attending on their own. Madam Oby Ezekwesili, she is attending the WEF in Cape Town, South Africa,” the Presidential aide tweeted.

Displeased with the visit, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to blast the Monarch and the governors.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

Source: Naija News