Thursday, February 28, 2008

In Nigeria, we don't have Irony

A female politician named Habiba Garba was badly beaten by a hired mob paid by an MP from the party she recently defected from. Recently a local paper published pictures of her injuries:

On Monday, the Triumph published the picture of Mrs Garba's injuries showing the area just under her armpit and the scars on her torso.

Except, funnily enough, the public reaction is not to condemn the MP (presently sitting in jail), but rather for some government agencies to start investigating the paper. Why?

The picture shows part of her naked torso, and as publishing nudity is forbidden under Sharia law it violates rights to privacy.

Oh God. You and your painful, brain-bleeding sense of humor.

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