Reno Omokri, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has filed behind scores of Nigerians tearing into federal government’s release of another batch of repentant Boko Haram insurgents, proclaiming there is nothing like repentant terrorists.
The presidency’s venomous critic questioned the Operation Safe Corridor –under which the repentant terrorists were freed. The government had launched it supposedly to deradicalise and rehabilitate the insurgents.
In a series of tweeted messages Wednesday, Omokri queried the government on the signal being sent to families of soldiers killed by the terrorists in an ongoing anti-insurgency war in the North-East.
“This government killed 347 Shiite men, women, children and infants, 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!,” he stressed.
Sharing a photo of soldiers killed by Boko Haram being buried, he added:
“How will the parents, widows and orphans of fallen Nigerian soldiers feel when they watch the killers of their sons, husbands and fathers, being released by a government that promised to defeat Boko Haram in 3 months, on the lousy excuse that the Boko Haramites have now repented? Not only are they released, they are first rehabilitated. Is there any rehabilitating camp for the widows and orphan children of the soldiers that Boko Haram killed? No! Yet, these widows and orphans will watch as the Buhari administration rehabilitate the Boko Haram members who killed their husband and fathers. 1400 of them. Where is the justice in that? The Only Repentant Boko Haram Member is a Dead One!”
Sharing a sad story of an orphan whose father was killed by Boko Haram, he wrote:
I had planned to retire and focus on evangelism and my #RenosNuggets going forward, but today, I received a phone call from an orphan, whose father was killed fighting Boko Haram, and she was crying over General Buhari’s release of 1400 repentant Boko Haram members. The Buhari administration does not have a single rehabilitation camp for widows and orphans of Nigerian soldiers who died fighting Boko Haram. Some of the families are kicked out of the barracks after their breadwinner dies at the hand of Boko Haram. They have a bleak future. Only for them to put on the TV and watch Boko Haram members in rehabilitation camps, pending their release to the loving arms of their own wives and children. Buhari is giving a future to those who took their futures away! My conscience will not permit me to keep quiet any longer. As at today, February 11, 2020, #BuhariTormentor is BACK!