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.

Reactions

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https://twitter.com/KelvinOdanz/status/1011886509790810113

#StopBenueKillings Protest

Some posts tagged false were making rounds on social media

https://twitter.com/bttvng/status/1012273917996752896

The president’s condolence visit

Other reactions

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

Check these;

https://twitter.com/OgbeniDipo/status/1011940967497297920

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.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1011000674119806981

A few reactions to the news.

Condolences

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.

https://twitter.com/ceonigeria/status/1011029914852757504

Someone should be held responsible

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/michealadex/status/1011577220417155072

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

https://twitter.com/NigerianMbaku/status/1011517132461563904

This cat predicted victory for Nigeria;

But their hopes were chattered

Ighalo was trending for losing many chances

https://twitter.com/Burmese_Tyga/status/1011717574965547009

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1012009766909104129

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/gh_landlord/status/1011701064960233472

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.

https://twitter.com/OmogeDami/status/1011919244810862593

His response to the allegation;

https://twitter.com/UcheDandyMUFC/status/1012062222561013760

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;

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryBlog/status/1012124185282400258

Reactions

https://twitter.com/ronkizzle93/status/1012094047392096258

https://twitter.com/KelvinOdanz/status/1012226135806107648

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/1012215085362802688

https://twitter.com/oluwapower/status/1012271648093941760

Bants

https://twitter.com/la_OK3/status/1012140891635638273

https://twitter.com/xomti/status/1012115007319040000

https://twitter.com/zhurg_/status/1012284495301619712

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

https://twitter.com/Chris_Goth/status/1012254557706096642

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/neenoe_/status/1012130301802418177

https://twitter.com/Taxify_ng/status/1012298034229776384

https://twitter.com/Seyithefirst/status/1012219335480430592

https://twitter.com/drizzytundz_wg/status/1012294112811409408

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.

https://twitter.com/zhurg_/status/1012296761107468289

Eye witness reports

https://twitter.com/t_riumphant/status/1012340502442708992

https://twitter.com/queen_nickki/status/1012426752063430656

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/1012342686525919233

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

https://twitter.com/datGuyKOFO/status/1012394059464355840

https://twitter.com/NaijaVirals/status/1012392138783576065

https://twitter.com/SisiLizzzy/status/1012385969276932097

#PrayForNigeria

https://twitter.com/askimini/status/1012591578563661824

https://twitter.com/ebuka_akara/status/1012445635524677634

More reactions

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1012397309588631553

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1012594815761035264

https://twitter.com/Harri_Obi/status/1012425264586948609

What a week

https://twitter.com/iSlimfit/status/1012419305764507650

https://twitter.com/Kinglyboss/status/101248574321262592

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/1012392988595679234

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

Featured Image source:Besara Ibraj Flickr via Compfight cc

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