Omokri Blasts Tinubu For Shielding Herdsmen That Killed Fasoranti’s Daughter
Nigerians from several walks of life have expressed dissatisfaction over the comment of a national of leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the consolation visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, father of Mrs. Funke Olakurin, who was murdered by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
One such Nigerian is a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Reno Omokri, who took to his Facebook page to lambast Asiwaju Tinubu.
Addressing newsmen after the visit, Tinubu slammed those blaming herdsmen for the death of Mrs. Olakurin, saying that kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a particular set of people.
Speaking against the notion that herdsmen were behind the killing, he said:
“I am extremely concerned about security but I don’t want stigma.
“I can go through history of kidnapping and we know how it started, where it all started, there are lot of copycats.”
Alluding to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, the notorious suspected kidnapper popularly known as Evans, he asked:
“How many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans a herdsman?”
Watch Tinubu’s comment on video:
Reacting, Omokri stated on his Facebook wall:
“I am most disappointed by the responses so far on the killing of Yoruba leader, Reuben Fasoranti’s, daughter by herdsmen. Talk, talk and more talk.
“If the daughter of a herdsmen leader had been killed by the OPC, believe you me, it would not be a matter of talk by now.
“Go back and look through history, including recent history, of what the herdsmen do to those who treat them as they are now treating the Yoruba.
“Go back and investigate what happened in Dogo Na Hauwa. They give what they cant take.
“Let me quote Chinua Achebe’s functional character, Okonkwo. Okonkwo said
“”If a man comes into my hut and defecates on the floor, what do I do? Do I shut my eyes? No! I take a stick and break his head. That is what a man does.”
“Hopefully, herdsmen have not turned all of us to women. As long as herdsmen know that their murderous actions will have no repercussions beyond talk, talk and more talk, so long will they continue to kill us one by one until we are gone.
“I am not joking, I say this with all seriousness: one by one until we are gone.”
Omokri went down memory lane to remind Nigerians of the statement credited to the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Mallam El-Rufai had stated on his Twitter handle:
“We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.”
We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.
— Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (@elrufai) July 15, 2012
Continuing Omokri wrote:
“On July 15, 2012, Nasir El-Rufai warned that he would one day take revenge if any soldier dares kill a herdsman in the internal security operation which occurred nationwide.
“Are these killings the revenge El-Rufai promised?
“It is not enough that we can protest over unproven allegations of rape and then only talk over proven cases of continuous murders of our people by herdsmen.
“Brothers and sisters, i warn you, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, that “we must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
“The biggest jokers are those asking General [Muhammadu] Buhari to save them from herdsmen. Google. He was their grand patron for more than a decade.
“Expecting General Buhari to move against herdsmen is like expecting Coca Cola to move against Coke.
“You will wait forever,” he taunted.
Taking to his Twitter handle, he took a swipe on President Buhari over the calls that he save Nigerians from the killer herdsmen.
To all those who, still believe General @MBuhari will defend them from herdsmen, let me ask you when was the last time Buhari arrested, tried and imprisoned a herdsman? Dont forget that this same government arrested and jailed a man for naming his dog Buhari
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 14, 2019
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