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Dele Momodu, magazine publisher and columnist in ThisDay, a leading national newspaper, was the first high profile tweet that caught my attention. "I believe America is seizing this chance to send a powerful message to the tough guys: You monkey with us, we fix you! Incredible nation", he wrote.
"#IfItWereNigeria Some elders will be shielding the terrorists in their homes and be going to Abuja to negotiate for their amnesty"Other tweets followed: "The American Police is too much, announced arrest simply on Twitter! the power of social media,"he tweeted.
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Despite the huge reactions on Facebook, the twitter hashtag #ifitwerenigeria offers the most diverse, insightful, and controversial views by Nigerians comparing US reaction to the Boston terror to the experience in Nigeria.
Tolu Ogunlesi, is a Lagos-based journalist and editor. "The saddest thing about #ifitwerenigeria," he tweeted, "is that #itisAlwaysNigeria." "#IfItWereNigeria Some elders will be shielding the terrorists in their homes and be going to Abuja to negotiate for their amnesty", tweeted Omoluabi, another contributor.
Click below and see what some other Nigerians are saying.
@rosanwo: #IfItWereNigeria the whole operation would be credited to the Transformation Agenda of Mr President