The usage of “BIAFRAN Boys” in the press statement issued by the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, following the viral video, where he was caught on camera physically assaulting a security guard at a plaza in Abuja, has caused several outrage on social media platform, Twitter.
The statement which had been signed by his spokesman, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, not only had grammatical errors, the Bigoted statement also said the crowd that had gathered at the scene of the assault consisted of “BIAFRAN boys.”
Part of the statement read, “As the few policemen in the complex were apparently overwhelmed by the mobs, consisting of BIAFRAN boys throwing matches and shape object to his car, which led to deep cut and dislocation in one of his finger, causing damage to his car, smashing his windscreen.
“At a point he attempted to leave the scene, these same miscreants, BIAFRAN boy ordered for the closure of the gate thereby assaulting him before the arrival of police team from Maitama police station.”
Twitter users have been reacting to the labeling of those who gathered as people from the south eastern part of Nigeria as Biafran boys.