People are still mourning after the tragic bombings in Brussels, Belgium. But on March 24 (Thursday), netizens took on their social media accounts to cry against selective journalism as news about another Islamic extremists group called Boko Haram who burned 86 children in Nigeria surfaced but were not even broadcasted nor covered by the media.
The suicide bombers were female, a known strategy of how Boko Haram carry out its attacks. The first bombing occurred in the mosque and followed by the second in a building in Ummarari, near at Mundari the capital of Borno.
Netizens condemned how selective mainstream media could be and accused them of depriving Nigerians the equal opportunities to be aided like of what Brussels and Paris had.
#PrayForNigeria spread like a wildfire on Thursday together with the appeal to the media to include news from third world countries and not just cover those from Europe or the first world's. The same sentiment actually trended first when the Syrian attacks happened but did not earn equal attention and sympathy as compared to the Parisian attacks which only happened a few hours behind.