Richmond C. Amadi is an independent journalist, Book Publisher, member of RSU Alumni, Researcher (currently researching with Researchgate.net), Writer, Motivational Speaker. He is a BSc Holder in Office and Information Management, and Diploma holder in Management all from Rivers State University. Currently doing his MSc with RSU. Contact him on Richmond.email@example.com or Amadirichmondc@gmail.com All Social Platforms: @amadirichmondc
“They’re Nigerians Who Brought Shame To Their Country” Buhari’s Aide Speaks On FBI’s List
“It may not be wrong to call them by their tribes, but it’s frankly wrong to generalize an entire tribes as criminals because of the crime of 77 people, that’s why it’s always wrong to call all Fulani herdsmen murderers.
The presidency has reacted Barely 24 hours after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released list of over 70 suspected Nigerians engaging in indecent activities in America.
the presidency has reacted to the list of 80 Nigerians arrested by the United States government for fraud-related crimes.
The crime Bureau, in a press statement released in Los Angeles, California on Thursday by US attorney Nick Hanna, revealed the arrest of “many Nigerians” in an ongoing investigation related to fraud cases.
According to the report, the FBI named Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, and Valentine Iro, 31, both Nigerian citizens are the lead suspects, noting that the two allegedly coordinated with others to launder the funds from victims.
The arrest of ‘80 Nigerians’, which over 50% are from suspected to be of Igbo extraction, has stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media even as some described the list of Nigerians as partial and tribalistic.
But, Bashir Ahmaad, President Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, while reacting on his Twitter page (@BashirAhmaad), said the names are not in any way one-sided.
Ahmaad further stressed that the names are just a list of Nigerians who have brought shame to the country.
In his words: “This shouldn’t be a PDP/APC issue, it’s NGR’s issue, but since you decided to play it that way, then King Asa has this for you, if the availability of jobs will stop them from doing Yahoo why didn’t they stop when they got to the US where it’s a supposedly land of milk and honey?
“Nigeria is one, FBI and American media didn’t call them by any name but Nigerians, and they are right. They are Nigerians who brought shame to their country.
“It may not be wrong to call them by their tribes, but it’s frankly wrong to generalize an entire tribes as criminals because of the crime of 77 people, that’s why it’s always wrong to call all Fulani herdsmen murderers. So #IgboYahooBoys may not be a right hashtag.