There has been an unconfirmed allegation that an unknown female artist voiced a song in Hausa language calling for genocide against Igbos.
The report which appeared on a top media website, Sahara Reporters in Nigeria says that the song was already in circulation in northern Nigeria.
Nigerians have reacted in various ways to this report and the song itself. Here are some of the reactions gathered by NAIJ.com:
A man, Musa Aliero, who said he had listened to the song said:
"I have listened to the song and I didn't hear any part that says people should start killing Igbos or commit genocide. Sahara reporters u have a responsibility to report things objectively the way they are not twist them and misrepresent them to achieve sinister motives.
"Yes the singers are useless people definitely paid rogues used to incite chaos. In summary they called igbos fools and wished unborn igbos miscarriage in their mothers womb! Lol.
"They said they want the break up to happen and mentioned how northern money was used to develop Nigeria before oil. No genocide incitement. I condemn the singers and sponsors of this song inits entirety."
Another Facebook comment said:
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Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri had this to say on the matter via his Facebook page:
"Nigeria must not take the reported anti Igbo song circulating surreptitiously in parts of the country lightly!
"In 2008, Rwanda's most famous Musician, Simon Bikindi, was convicted for using his songs to ignite the Rwanda genocide by the International Criminal Court. I call on all Northern leaders to condemn this song!
"Those behind the song must be traced and immediately arrested, tried and punished severely. If we treat them like the Arewa Youths whose arrest was 'ordered' by Nasir El-Rufai, but never implemented by the Nigerian Police even as they continue to walk freely and grant interviews, we will be sending a very terribly wrong message that genocide can be condoned.
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"Let me also urge the international community to intervene. What do Donald J. Trump, Theresa May and António Guterres think will happen to democracy in West Africa if Nigeria is destabilized?"
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