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MURIC Backs Down From Lawsuit Against Falz For ‘This is Nigeria’ video

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) have now backed down on their ultimatum.

MURIC Drops Lawsuit Against Falz For 'This is Nigeria' video

If you recall, On June 5, MURIC issued a seven-day ultimatum to Falz, requesting him to bring down his music video titled “This is Nigeria” and tender an apology or face legal action. The statement quickly created a considerable measure of responses and reactions from Nigerians who condemned the group.

In a fresh statement signed by the its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, and made accessible on Monday, June 11, the group has now backed down on the threat and would instead report to the appropriate agencies.

The statement by MURIC reads

“In view of the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians, counselling from several quarters and commitments given by us to those who interfaced with us on this matter, an emergency meeting of MURIC’s Think-Tank was convened on Sunday, June 10, 2018 to review the situation and resolved to drag the artist to government agencies saddled with the responsibility of censoring films and videos.

It is not a U-turn but a sudden change in tactics’.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) last week resolved to sue Folarin Falana (Falz the Bahd Guy), a Nigerian artist, who produced the video song titled ‘This is Nigeria’ in which a Fulani man was seen beheading somebody.

The video also featured hijab-wearing female choreographers dancing the ‘shaku-shaku’ (a dance associated with drug). A seven-day ultimatum was given for the withdrawal of the video and an apology failing which a legal tussle would be launched.

Our office has since been inundated with solidarity visits, while our telephone lines have been flooded with a deluge of calls from members, friends, well-wishers, journalists and other concerned Nigerians, majority of whom are of the Islamic faith.”

The video continues to trend on YouTube with over 5 million views in two weeks and has already attained international recognition.

MURIC Drops Lawsuit Against Falz For 'This is Nigeria' video