The federal bureau of investigation (FBI) took to its Twitter page to announce 6 Nigerians on FBI most wanted list for Business email compromise (BEC).
Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. Read more about each defendant at https://t.co/Q1OToaIVsl, and submit tips at https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. #FugitiveFriday pic.twitter.com/67TZPHLgHA
— FBI (@FBI) June 27, 2020
The list which has 39 Arabs, 20 Asians and 16 Russians on it. Nigerians on twitter sees this as racism, and an act to paint Nigeria fraud.
You used the name ‘Nigerian’ as click bait, when there are other nationalities here
All Nigerians are not scammers, this type of post encourages the stereotypes that makes other countries keep profiling us as scammers
Not all black people are thugs, not all Nigerians are frauds
— JAGS (@EtniesJags) June 27, 2020
Have you caught those white guys or are you using Nigeria to get attention?
— Baby boy 👼 (@Iam_ChisomLucky) June 27, 2020
The white guys are Nigerians too? Or is this agenda?
— 🏵️ (@UncleShukura) June 27, 2020
There are millions of legitimate Nigerians the way there are lots of other nationale scammers. We are sorry for your experience and hope all those involve both white and black face justice. We Nigerians are nice and hardworking people.. ask @iamcardib for confirmation
— 50 Shades Of Code (Python Linux) (@5m477) June 27, 2020
What happened to the 39 Arabs,20 Asians and 16 Russians… You people are very mad.
— Temi Wright (@Temi__w) June 27, 2020
We are good people and work legitmately to make ends meet.
Please do not judge us based on the greed of these six miscreants.
BTW the original list contains 16 Russians, 20 Chinese and about 35 people of arabic descent. Kindly post for all to see.
— freethinker (@Elmaxi_ubongy) June 27, 2020
Many people condemning Nigeria in this comment section didn’t even click the link ,I just read it all and
there are 79 of them ;16 Russians, 20 Chinese ,6 Nigerians and 37 men of arabic descent.But they’re making Nigeria the subject of criticism coz of a few bad eggs
— Dehkunle Of Africa💧 🐐 (@Dehkunle) June 27, 2020
Racism is white people deciding who is the poster boy for crime.
On this list, there are 39 men of Arab origin, 16 Russians, 20 Chinese/Southeast Asian guys, and just 6 Nigerians.
But the 6 Nigerians are pasted here
— The Igbo Wolf (@TheIgboWolf) June 27, 2020
Just the Nigerians or do the Caucasians not fit into whatever stereotypically racist narrative you’re crafting here?
— ieshtweets (@Ramblingswan) June 27, 2020
There’s so much wrong with this post! There are other people from different countries in the pictures lined up but you decide to highlight Nigerians. Nigerians are not thieves, a larger percentage of us work hard but why am I even explaining🤔, we don’t need your validation.
— Alero Ejeye (@Alero_Abake) June 27, 2020
Racism at its peak.
This list has:
39 men of Arab origin
20 Chinese/Southeast Asian guys
But racist FBI has chosen the only 6 Nigerians as the poster boys for this crime.
Criminals are in every nation of the world but the moment you are black…..
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) June 27, 2020
Well I am not surprised this is just another Floyd case online. Pure racism. @MBuhari @GeoffreyOnyeama @abikedabiri you people will not talk now. You need to raise a diplomatic storm on this. Why wasn’t the Caption “Chinese” why use Nigerians who are the smallest number
— Ebube (@ebubec1) June 27, 2020
Hope these 6 Nigerians are caught and punished according to the law.
But in the article they are;
37 Arab people.
Why use the 6 Nigerians as your headline? When there are other nationalities with higher numbers.
Is it racism? #JustAsking
— Matt (@OgaMadam24) June 27, 2020