Mubarak Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN) was arrested on Tuesday in Kaduna by the Security Operatives. Mubarak Bala’s arrest has generated a lot of controversies among the elite in Nigeria.
However, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to demand Mubarak Bala immediate release, creating a hashtag which has jumped to the top of a Twitter trend.
My State News monitors the reactions of Nigerians on the hashtag. Some of the reactions are given below:
A Twitter user wrote “If this so-called Mubarak was a terrorist from the north, a lot of you will have cursed him but since now his insulting our prophet, he been backed up, interesting but shouldn’t everyone mind his/her business, This is north, let north handle it, thanks she”
Another person who tweets concerning the topic wrote: “Nobody arrests Prophet Muhammad for raping (sleeping) with a 9 years girl but they arrested Mubarak Bala for criticizing Islam on Facebook. What a joke. These people will rather trade common sense with stupidity”
Another user wrote: “Even during the time of the Prophet (SAW) there were people who didn’t just call him fraud but even harmed him. They threw rocks at him In the city of Ta’if and he bled so much that his feet became clotted to his shoes.”
A Twitter user wrote: “When Imam Of Peace preached against terrorism, child marriage, religious intolerance and political oppression, you people said he isn’t a “true” Muslim. Mubaraq Bala was arrested for airing his opinions against your belief and you’re happy, “true Muslims” indeed”
Nigerians can follow the trend on Twitter in the hashtag #FreeMubarakBala