Reno Omokri, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan has come hard against President Muhammadu Buhari, over the release of 1,400 members of Boko Haram terrorist group.
In a series of tweets on his Twitter handle, Omokri enumerated several atrocities committed by Boko Haram against the Nigerian state and Nigerians, and wondered why they were being released whereas harmless members of the Biafran organisation, IPOB were being arrested and never released.
He also wondered why Internet fraudsters who do not kill but only disposes people of their wealth through tricks are handled like murderers whereas the real murderers are arrested, treated like VIPs, rehabilitated, and then relseased back into the society.
Here are some of the tweets:
“Nigeria does not release or rehabilitate repentant
* Yahoo boys
* IPOB members
* SARS victims, or * Non violent criminals
“Maybe because the above mentioned have not KILLED. Boko Haram kill Nigerian Army soldiers, only to be released. See soldier’s lives so cheap?
“When you release 1400 repentant Boko Haram members back to society, without jobs, or business, what do you expect?
Yesterday, Boko Haram killed 30 people and stole property in Auno, 15 miles from Maiduguri. How do we know it wasn’t released repentants who perpetrated the attack?
Another tweet read:
“This widow’s husband was killed by Boko Haram. She became poor. In desperation, she went into crime. She was arrested and JAILED. Meanwhile, the Boko Haram members who killed her husband are rehabilitated and FREED. Is this JUSTICE?
Others are below:
“According to Gov. Zulum of Borno, Boko Haram have made 59,311 kids orphans and 59,213 women widows in Borno alone. Yet, General @MBuhari has not imprisoned even one Boko Haramite. Instead, he has released 1400 repentant Boko Haramites!
“VP @ProfOsinbajo is currently attending Arap Moi’s funeral in Kenya. Both he and General @MBuhari have NEVER attended the funeral of soldiers killed by Boko Haram. Yet, they released 1400 so called repentant Boko Haramites. How would the widows and orphans feel?
“These soldiers died, leaving behind wives and kids. Both General @MBuhari and the minister for funeral affairs, @profOsinbajo, never attended their funeral. As I speak, both of them are abroad, while Boko Haram, whose members they released, are killing Nigerians
“Never criticise @HQNigerianArmy soldiers fighting Boko Haram. Why should they risk their lives and die only for their wives and kids to suffer, while General @MBuhari releases so called ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members? Buhari is destroying the morale of our army
“Are there any rehabilitation camps for widows and orphans of soldiers killed by Boko Haram? No! Yet, these widows and orphans watch as the @MBuhari administration rehabilitate the Boko Haram members who killed their husband and fathers. 1400 of them. Where is the justice in that?
“When you release 1400 repentant Boko Haram members back to society, without jobs, or business, what do you expect? Yesterday, Boko Haram killed 30 people and stole property in Auno, 15 miles from Maiduguri. How do we know it wasn’t released repentants who perpetrated the attack?
“This government killed 347 Shiite men, women, and children, yet they had no problem releasing 1400 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram. @Google Shuaibu Moni, a released Boko Haram member who went on to kill countless Nigerians AFTER his release. The only repentant Boko Haram is a dead one!”