Some Nigerians on social media, displeased over the persistent insecurity challenges in parts of the country resulting in the loss of lives and properties and displacement of many, on Thursday criticised the Federal Government’s call for Israel and Palestine to end hostilities and ensure the right of citizens to live in peace
According to a statement by Ferdinand Nwonye, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerian government was concerned about developments and asked Israel and Palestine to de-escalate the hostilities.
“The Nigerian Government further urges the two parties to remain committed to the two-state solution and, in the meantime, guarantee the rights of all citizens to live in peace and dignity,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry stated.
The round of conflict between Israel and Palestine, which had been on for many years, boiled over this week following moves by the former to evict Palestinian families from their homes near the Old City in Jerusalem. About 83 Palestinians have been killed and more than 480 wounded, while seven people have been killed on the Israeli side.
But some Nigerians taunted the Federal Government for interfering in the Palestine and Israel conflict when many of its citizens, afraid of been attacked by bandits and terrorist groups, have fled their homes to Internally Displaced Persons camps.
I promise you, no country needs advice from the Nigerian Government on how to guarantee the rights of it’s citizens to live in peace and dignity.— Dalu (@chidalu_____) May 13, 2021
Nigerian citizens are not even allowed to exercise their fundamental human rights, so rest.
Coming from same government that shot at peaceful protesters, hypocrisy at its peak.— Eniola Morakinyo (@Romeomoraks007) May 13, 2021
😂😂😂— Iriobe Ofunre (@OfunreIriobe) May 13, 2021
So we still have a foreign affairs ministry in Nigeria?
When Nigerians are humiliated in foreign countries, we don’t get to see much of you.
Well done for trying to lend your voice to middle east crisis!
We have several problems to deal with ranging from insecurity, banditry, National grid collapse, Fuel scarcity, unemployment and many more but Palestine and isreal is what you are monitoring?— TeeTalk™ (@Obajemujnr) May 13, 2021
Desmond E|liot messed Up big time 💔 pic.twitter.com/L7qCUO8lyf
You have not guaranteed the right of your own citizens to live in peace and dignity, yet you are here advising others.— Blessed Beyond Measure (BBM) (@Drmuzoic) May 13, 2021
Why not remove the log in your eyes so you can see clearly to remove the spec in your neighbour’s eyes? Charity they say, begins at home
Nigeria is being attacked daily by non state actors across the north and south and you’re concerned about Palestine? pic.twitter.com/6WHcC0MPDI— UFUOMA (@ufuomagbudje) May 13, 2021
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