Fight over #FBIList tears Nigerians apart as #IgboYahooBoys, #YorubaDrugDealers, #ArewaDrugDealers trend on Twitter
Angry reactions from Nigerians on Twitter have greeted the recent indictment of 78 Nigerians by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Recall that the FBI had released names of 78 Nigerians in a bust of an 80-man internet crime syndicate across the United States last Friday.
The American agency said it arrested the suspected fraudsters between January and June 2019.
Igbo names featured prominently in the list, a development which made Nigerians air angry comments and opinions on Twitter.
The comments degenerated into a trend where Nigerians from Igbo descent were labelled #IgboYahooBoys.
However, a new twist occurred on Sunday, when a four-month report of 22 Nigerians convicted of drugs peddling in Saudi Arabia resurfaced on the internet.
The list contained names of Nigerians from Yoruba descent and some Muslim names believed to be from the Hausa descent.
Antagonists of #IgboYahooBoys also aired their comments and opinions under the #YorubaDrugDealers and #ArewaDrugDealers trend, thereby, setting the microblogging site on fire.
Below are some of the comments;
— ? ADÉDỌ̀TUN ? (@D2smoothe) August 25, 2019
— BUHARI STEP-BROTHER (@KickBuhari) August 25, 2019
His name is Chinedu Echeruo (Full blooded Igbo) and his firm is "Hopstop".
Meanwhile #Yorubadrugdealers and #Arewadrugdealers are on death row in Saudi Arabia tarnishing our image. https://t.co/ISnIVpfk0T
— Friday Snr (@FridaySnr) August 25, 2019
— Atiku/Obi (@MultiChris1) August 25, 2019
When will be all accept full responsibilities as Nigerians?
News flash: it's Nigerians they called not Igbo or Yoruba or Hausa pic.twitter.com/WBpATkrdt1
— Joseph Asuquo (@kjasuquo) August 25, 2019
— Tu'Jay Iyamba (@hi2_jay) August 25, 2019
— Jeffery (@iamfavjay) August 25, 2019
— hoha (@its_elsad) August 25, 2019
This is an advice to #Yorubadrugdealers when next you want to do that which you love so much which as we all know is drug trafficking… be wise enough to choose a country which doesn’t give the death penalty. Pls som1 should check on @HNNAfrica pic.twitter.com/UcyFXwYEnb
— Nnamdi Ukeje (@nnamdi_ukeje) August 25, 2019