By Nura T. M
Hon. Ebenezer Oyetakin, the Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network has described the media propaganda being carried out against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria as unethical.
In a statement he released on Wednesday 30th December, 2015 Chief Ebenezer stated that "I had watched a paid Advertorial on AIT this night against the Islamic Movement. It all suddenly reminded me of the callous, unethical and unprecedented and disgusting campaign of hate ran by the same station against the Person of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR during the elections."
He mentioned that "They showed some tactical congfu training by the Islamic Movement purportedly held home and abroad which they described as military training in their perverted heart to deceive gullible public opinion. No! those were physical education training for keeping feet, self defence, mental alertness and sublime human discipline.
Hon. Ebenezer cited an example that "I had such training when I was in Secondary School. The Nigerian Youth Coppers undergoes same relative training"
He also described procession as religious rites.
The Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network added that "so inconveniences that are periodical and occasional could not be treated as public disturbances that can not be tolerated if we have love, patience and self-accommodation and religious tolerance."
He also debunked the claim of the propaganda saying the Islamic Movement imported large numbers of arms and ammunition into the country and cited practical example "but in showed resistance to the Military at that point of encounter, the military could not have killed hundreds of people without one single military man killed even if it means shooting from the unknown crowd. But no single military man was killed." He added that "No arms was displayed except some branded sticks and may be knives."
Mr. Oyetakin reminded the public that "and don’t forget; the Islamic Movement has also been a subject of constant attacks by Boko Haram. Honestly so much mischief and lies are being woven together frantically against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria."
He described the Advertorial as "non-sensical, prejudiced, highly provocative and grossly insensitive of the mood of the nation and the entire episodes is bearing a characteristic of a false-flags. It visibly demonstrated that the invisible hands of those bent on destabilizing Nigeria are involved." He urged that "Let all be careful."
In the statement Hon. Ebenezer Oyetakin stated that "Once again! I am not a Muslim. I am a strong Christian with Revelations of Christ. But I detest lies, falsehood, fabrication and naked injustice".
He asked "Why is it that at the 2 times the Military had confrontations with the Islamic Movement last year they killed Zakzaky sons and this last one again they killed his sons. Something definitely is not adding up. These certainly cannot be a coincidence and honestly if this group has been militarized and violence prone as the unintelligible Advertorial want us to believe; the killing of their members in a disproportionate manner and particularly the two times killing of their leader’s Zakzaky sons is enough to ignite wide range violence. But they have in the face of it all remains calm."
He called the attention of Nigeria Military that "Our precious Military men are no longer a colonialists Armies of occupation. They are now called The Nigerian Army. We own them, they belong to us and are constituted in a civilised manner to suite our own system and sovereignty".
He appealed that "Let’s apologise to the Islamic Movement and reconcile. While thorough investigation that is independent and factual is carried out.
He finally urged those that sponsored the unintelligible advertorial to stop insulting public sensibility.