President Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, has waded in on a post which questions the ‘biased reporting’ allegedly seen in the Nigerian media space, and she agrees with it.
The post written by Bolaji Abimbola reads;
I usually don’t do this, but today I feel I should. Last week, some Christians including some catholic priests were gruesomely murdered by some villains tagged ‘Suspected Herdsmen’ and the headline was very direct Catholic Priests, others killed by herdsmen but yesterday 60 Muslims were killed in a mosque and the headline reads- 60 Worshipers Killed in…. Why not 60 Muslims or are they Sango Worshippers. Not even in the first paragraph. We need to bring back the lost principle of fairness in News reporting!
Zahra Buhari-Indimi who shared a screenshot of the post on her Instalive, said that it noteworthy;
Few days ago, it was reported that 60 Muslim worshippers were killed and 68 others injured as a twin-bomb explosions which bore the unmistaken signature of the Boko Haram terror sect on Tuesday, rocked a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-east of Nigeria while they were holding the Zuhr (afternoon) prayer.
One, Muhammad Hamidu, said: “I took part in the burial of 68 people. More bodies were being brought by families of the victims.” Another, Abdullahi Labaran, said: “We left 73 freshly dug graves where each victim was buried.”
The blasts, said to have been carried out by young boys, happened shortly after 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) in Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola. Imam Garki, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said a joint assessment with the police and Red Cross found that 26 people were killed and 56 were injured, 11 of them critically. They were transferred to the Federal Medical Centre in Yola for treatment.
But a medical source at the Mubi General Hospital said they had received 37 bodies, while a rescue worker involved in the relief operation said he counted 42 dead and 68 injured. “These I saw with my own eyes. We were counting as they were being taken,” said Sani Kakale.