Former Minister of Aviation Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode has accused the Nigerian media of their failure to create a level playing field for all ethnic groups in the country.
The former minister accused Nigerian media underreporting of what he described as some of the atrocities allegedly committed by the Fulani herdsmen across Nigerian.
Fani-Kayode who is a stalwart of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) stated this on his Twitter page Sunday, July 21, 2019.
He asked: “Why is the Nigerian mainstream media always so ready to give coverage, newspaper space and television airtime to those who speak for the Fulani terrorists whilst they always attempt to drown, censored and black-out the voices of those who speak for their voiceless victims?”
He said they have indirectly supported the actions of the Fulanis to the detriment of other ethnic groups in the country.
“The conspiracy of silence that the traditional Nigerian media willfully and actively encourages and supports makes them accomplices in these crimes against humanity.
“In Nigeria, it is a crime to shout out when you are being subjected to genocide, ethnic cleansing and mass murder,” he said.
He said Nigerians have used social media as a tool for exposing the atrocities committed against the less privileged people in Nigeria.
“Thank God for social media! The traditional media are mainly in the hands of the oppressors and their collaborators.
“If it were left to the traditional media in Nigeria they would tell us that we have won the war against Boko Haram, that the Fulani terrorists were a figment of our imagination and that political correctness, servility, deceit, docility, stoicism, insensitivity to the suffering of others and the acceptance of subjugation and slavery were virtues,” he said.
He bemoaned the situation whereby the rich, privileged, influential and powerful people oppress the helpless masses.
“We are a nation of quislings and cowards who are incapable of standing up against injustice, tyranny and evil.
“We worship our oppressors and tormentors whilst we despise, slay and sacrifice our heroes. No wonder the 1st and 4th most deadly terrorist organisations in the world flourish here.”