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Nigerians react after Naira Marley’s fans protested for his release
Fans of Nigerian singer Naira Marley recently stormed EFCC’s office to protest the arrest of the musician. Amidst carrying placards and singing solidarity songs, they demanded for his release. A video of them engaging in this act has since gone viral. At the moment, many Nigerians are reacting to the action of these fans.
From the look of things, not many Nigerians are happy that Naira Marley’s arrest was protested against in such manner. Several of them felt the protest undermined the offences of the singer and belittled the charges laid against him.
Even more, some Nigerians particularly pointed out on Twitter that there were more just causes which the fans could have protested for. It did not sit well with these tweeps that issues like SARS misbehaviour, corruption and the likes were not fought against instead.
In addition, a number of tweeps traced the issue back to the government. They found a way of reeling some Nigerians politicians into the matter.
See some of the reactions below:
I am afraid of the revenge of the poor, It happened in Russia, France and recently in Sudan.
Senator Dino Melaye
Me: The price of one of his cars can empower more than 500 Nigerian youths.
Yahoo Yahoo senator. pic.twitter.com/56ChfDZnsy
— Fakeye Ahmed Olamide (@fakeyeahmed) May 18, 2019
— ABB News (@abbnewsonline) May 16, 2019
– Video source : KevinAsaju pic.twitter.com/l1kYNyy0re
— SubDeliveryZone (@SubDeliveryZone) May 18, 2019
Some Lazy Nigerian Youths want the release of a fraudster, yahoo boi, 419…..he's a total scam
— Prince Paul (@PrincePaulNG) May 18, 2019
???? na too much work, turning the phone upside down
— TEE_BILLIONS ??? (@TheresaKanyi) May 18, 2019
Nigerian youths can come out to protest for an alleged criminal but fail to show up during the SARS protest or against the government and their short comings
— Elysium (@VIbe_s) May 18, 2019
8 Jobless, Chelsea and Naira Marley fans storm EFCC office to demand the immediate release of @nairamarley, you all are saying Nigerian Youths.
— Efe Nathaniel (@gistsstack) May 18, 2019
Free Naira Marley: Nigerian Youths storm EFCC office to demand his release » https://t.co/wiLHbcwR34
— YabaLeftOnline.com (@yabaleftonline) May 18, 2019
My view of Nigerian Youths,
It's very tough for a average Nigeria youth because while the average youth in advance country enjoy electricity, food, jobs and quality education.. They get less in basic amenities.
— Official_sounditz (@OSounditz) May 18, 2019
I am afraid of the revenge of the poor, It happened in Russia, France and recently in Sudan. It can happen in Nigeria. Housing segregation put us the elite in jeopardy. Ikoyi, Banana, Maitama, Asokoro etc. Our leaders + me beware of violent revolution. Perilous times loading. SDM
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) May 16, 2019
Nigerian youths, who is Naira Marley, and what are the @officialEFCC's allegations against him? Is his detention unlawful? Somethings don't make sense at all. Let the law take its course, please.
— Olusegun Iselaiye (@iotama22) May 18, 2019