Social Media Roundup: The black week in June

by | Jun 29, 2018

Starting last weekend, a series of attacks began in Plateau state when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked villages in Barkin Ladi Local Governement Area of the state, reportedly leading to a death toll of over 100 men, women and children.


Not again


#StopBenueKillings Protest

Some posts tagged false were making rounds on social media

The president’s condolence visit

Other reactions

Here’s what the presidency claims to have done to address the unrest

Check these;

Read more reactions here. And below for other trending topics on social media this week.

D’banj loses his son

Last Sunday, news of the death of D’banj’s 13-month old son, Daniel III spread through social media like wild fire. The popular musician was away at the BET Awards ceremony in the US when his son was reported to have drowned in his Ikoyi home’s indoor pool.

A few reactions to the news.


Apparently, D’banj’s posted the video below a few weeks ago and many of his fans warned him to keep his son away from the pool.

Someone should be held responsible

Other reactions

The Nigerian Police Force has directed D’banj and his wife to make a formal report on the circumstances that led to the death of their son. Read all about it here.

Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 journey ends

This week, Nigeria’s Super Eagles exited the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 following a 2-1 loss to Argentina.

Nigerians were very optimistic about the match

This cat predicted victory for Nigeria;

But their hopes were chattered

Ighalo was trending for losing many chances

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

From Berger to Ajah

On Wednesday this week, a Nigerian Twitter user (@Omogedami) called another Twitter user (@UcheDandyMUFC) out on account of his “rapey” tendencies. She accused him of trying to rape her friend.

His response to the allegation;

She responded by sharing an anonymous screenshot of someone who he had allegedly “tried to rape” about two years ago. Uche eventually found out the identity of the other accuser, another Twitter user, @B_moree_).

Read the gist here.

Here’s a summary;



In her defence; Bimbo( @B_moree_) said she accused Uche of coecion and not rape.

Other reactions

The drama continues, read it here.

Crisis in Bodija

Yesterday, butchers and Policemen in Bodija market, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital were at loggerheads. The clash eventually resulted in the burning down of the Bodija police station and the death of an innocent trader.

Eye witness reports

Following the clash, the Oyo state government has reportedly shut down the Bodija market. Read other reactions here.

Tanker Explosion in Lagos

While Nigerians were still brooding over the unfortunate events of the week, a petrol tanker and about 53 other vehicles burnt down on the Otedola inward bridge in the Berger area of Lagos yesterday.

According to reports, in an attempt to avoid hitting a commercial bus that parked on the road, the tanker fell, spilling its content, leading to an explosion and the loss of many lives.

Eye witness reports


More reactions

What a week

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

Featured Image source:Besara Ibraj Flickr via Compfight cc

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