The co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls movement, Aisha Yesufu, has come under attack on Twitter for supporting gay rights in Nigeria.
Naija News understands that the activist on Monday, January 11 took to her verified account on the micro-blogging platform to say educate her followers that they do not need anyone to like their choice of sexuality.
According to Yesufu, homosexuality was being practised freely in Nigeria about hundred years ago, adding that she had witnessed same-sex marriages in the early 80s.
She tweeted: “You do not need anyone liking your choice of sexuality. All you need is being given the right to practise your sexuality. Homosexuality was freely practised in Nigeria for hundreds of years and I witnessed same-sex marriages in the 80s.
“So calm down, it is not a new discovery.”
See the tweet below;
You do not need anyone liking your choice of sexuality. All you need is being given the right to practise your sexuality. Homosexuality was freely practiced in Nigeria for hundreds of years and I witnessed same sex marriages in the 80s.
So calm down, it is not a new discovery.
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) January 11, 2021
The activist’s tweet, however, did not get down well with some of her followers and other Nigerians on the social app as they condemn her in totality.
See some of their reactions below:
God Himself destroyed a whole generation because of this. Sit this one out Mrs Yesufu.
— kulu (@hajjahaauwa) January 11, 2021
Alhamdulillah alot of us have been vindicated by this her tweet. People like her and that asylum seeker @FakhuusHashim are nothing but agent of West who are ready to do anything for a popularity and try to change the mind set of northerners.
— Aminu (@Mr_Aminash) January 11, 2021
So disappointed in u. Jus to remind u, we av our own culture and I'm not even talking abt religion here. This colonial mentality indirectly lives in us.
— SULAIMON YUSUF (@blessedsulaimon) January 11, 2021