Dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, is trending on Twitter…but not for dropping bombs or maiming innocent citizens.
Surprised, yeah? Okay, the terrorist group is trending because Nigerians have threatened to unleash it on South Africans in retaliation for the recent xenophobic attacks in the country.
In a renewed wave of xenophobia, a group of violent South Africans in Johannesburg took to the streets to loot and burn businesses owned by Nigerians.
In an interview, a visibly angry Nigerian man in South Africa told a TV journalist that his country would invite the insurgents to defend them as the attacks persist.
The man who alleged that the South African government is an accomplice in the continuous attacks on Nigerians in the country said:
“Boko must come to this country (South Africa) because the government of this country are part of this incident.
“Our government is coming to revenge for this thing that happen today.
“We are not going to take this easy this time around.”
The threat sent South African Twittersphere abuzz as social media users in the country turned it into a sensational topic.
They took to Twitter to mock Nigerians over the threat which has made Boko Haram a trending topic on Twitter South Africa.
— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) September 3, 2019
Some of these Nigerian brothers have the audacity to threaten us South Africans with Boko Haram. I mean, how stupid do you guys think we are? Boko Haram isn't friends with Nigeria, it's the Nigerian enemy. Some of these guys came to South Africa running away from Boko Haram. Mxm pic.twitter.com/FxfAgduyVT
— Kokwele M. Phillix ?? (@Matome_Kay) September 3, 2019
#DearMrPresident foreign nationals are threatening your citizens with Boko Haram, as a form of revenge for condemning their criminality. Women&children are being raped and killed.?
Kindly come to our rescue before we attend to this issues ourselves.
— Metse Holo? (@Dukes_Mokoena) September 3, 2019