The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked Falz to withdraw his ‘This is Nigeria’ video and apologise to Nigerians, or face legal action.
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It should be known that Falz dropped this video, dropped in May has met some criticism some of which have to do with the girls in hijab dancing the ‘shaku shaku‘. Falz had earlier said that the girls were a representation of the abducted Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity.
However, MURIC, in a statement by Ishaq Akintola, its director, said the dancers in the video in no way depict the situation of the girls. The group also condemned “a character that dressed like a Fulani man, who suddenly abandoned his traditional guitar and beheaded a man” featured in the video. Describing the video as “thoughtless, insensitive and highly provocative,” MURIC said it could brew religious and ethnic crisis. The group also said the video is spiteful and intended to denigrate Islam and Muslims.
The group goes on to say that the video manifests ethnic bias against Fulanis while it ignored the criminal activities of ethnic militia of the Middle Belt who have also massacred Fulanis and rustled their cattle in their thousands and should be reffered to as a hate video.