Atiku warns against Rwandan experience
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday warned against any action that will shift Nigeria towards genocide as witnessed in Rwanda.
The APC chieftain gave the warning in a statement issued in which he condemned a song said to be disparaging people of Igbo origin.
He condemned the development and called on all men of goodwill to rise up against what he termed the “evil.”
“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,” said Atiku.
The Wazirin Adamawa, therefore, called on security agencies to swing into action and apprehend, try, convict and punish those behind the “ungodly song” which incited racial hatred.
He 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,” he said.