The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has claimed that many Muslims of Igbo extraction have fled their properties to safer locations after receiving demise threats from fellow Igbos for daring to transform to Islam.
In keeping with MURIC, a number of mosques positioned within the South East have additionally been burnt down due to hate speech.
The group mentioned this whereas calling on authors of hate speech and faux information to “rewind, soften up and present regret.”
MURIC urged the federal government to start deradicalisation of hate speech and faux information with a view to douse stress within the nation.
It mentioned that if not introduced below management and urgently too, the disaster attributable to faux information and hate speech might lead to nationwide pogrom.
MURIC fingered outstanding pastors and opposition politicians amongst these behind hate speech.
This was contained in a press release signed by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola and made accessible to DAILY POST on Monday.
“Already, fiery, flamable and inflammatory speeches have led to the killing of Muslims and Northerners in some components of the South East and South West,” the assertion added.
“Many Muslims of Igbo extraction have fled their properties to safer locations after receiving demise threats from fellow Igbos for daring to transform to Islam.
“A number of mosques positioned within the South East have been set on fireplace. But all these started after the graduation of hate speech and faux information nearly 4 years in the past.
“Sadly, the Federal Authorities’s try and convey the scenario below management was rebuffed by these behind the plot to destabilize Nigeria…” the group mentioned.
Hate speech: Igbo Muslims fleeing properties – Islamic group claims