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EiE Nigeria Mobbed on Twitter Over El-Rufai’s Appearance at #SMWLagos

Enough is Enough, (EiE) Nigeria, a youth-driven civil society group has come under attacks in the Nigerian social media over the appearance of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai at the Social Media Week Lagos 2017.

El-Rufai while speaking at the event said Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, who was recently arrested by the police over a Facebook post alleging that some students of the Kaduna State College of Education had been killed by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna, will be prosecuted.

Although Maikori later apologised for the wrong information contained in the Facebook post, claiming that he was misled by his driver, who himself was an indigene of Southern Kaduna, the Police went ahead to arrest him on unclear charges of ‘incitement’.

According to El-Rufai, the music mogul who is often regarded as Nigeria’s equivalent of US Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, will face the full brunt of the law for publishing “fake stories and pictures.”

“We are going to prosecute him. He was arrested. His statement has been taken. He is on bail. He is going to be prosecuted. His fate will be decided by a judge,” El-Rufai said.

Displeased with El-Rufai’s invitation to the Social Media Week Lagos, and a tweet by EiE Nigeria commending the governor for attending the event, some vocal social media users took to Twitter to castigate EiE Nigeria whom they accused of facilitating El-Rufai’s appearance at the event.

Some of the tweets are archived below:




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