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Social Media As A Challenge To Nigeria’s Quest For Peace – By Mai Wada Dammallam

Social Media As A Challenge To Nigeria’s Quest For Peace – By Mai Wada Dammallam

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There’s need to check the reckless attitude of sharing gruesome videos of tragic events like the gory details of the latest round of attacks and reprisals. The carelessness with which such inciting materials are shared around should be discouraged by the authorities.

We have to do all it takes to stop the incitement cheaply spread around in the social media by agents of destruction. Equally worrisome is the trafficking of fake instructions by supposed religious institutions scripted for the mind of the naive and the gullible.

The effective tool of enlightenment the social media is, it’s equally some sort of an atomic bomb that destroy when allowed to operate unregulated. We need to take possession of our minds and senses to avert the disaster social media may plunge Nigeria into.

We all have Rwanda for guidance. Close to a million people were recklessly sacrificed to similar unchecked irresponsibilities. If we allow this to go on, Rwanda would be a child play compared to what would befall Nigeria.

Ignoring the role social media is playing in spreading hatred and the role currently being played by few religious institutions and some irresponsible politicians is not an option. It’s time to wield the big stick and whip senses back into Nigeria.

Rwanda survived with cuts and bruises. Nigeria may not!

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