By Emmanuel Okogba
Former presidential aide Reno Omokri has urged Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to speedily arrest the rampaging fulani herdsmen the same way he did Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori.
Recall that Audu Maikori was arrested for questioning in connection with a statement he made concerning the Southern Kaduna killings by fulani herdsmen.
Reno on his part has not hidden his disdain for the path the Kaduna State government is towing in handling the herdsmen. He had earlier stated that the governor was more guilty of inciting statements than the Chocolate City boss.
Audu Maikori had tweeted about a fatal attack on his relatives in Southern Kaduna which turned out to be false.
The tweet then read thus “My driver’s younger brother and five others students of college of education Gidan Waya were ambushed and killed by herdsmen yesterday #SouthernKaduna.
“They were in a commercial car going back to school when the driver stopped suddenly under the pretext of checking his engine #SouthernKaduna.
“As soon as the car stopped the attackers shot all 6 students but let the driver who is Fulani go. He gave us these details#SouthernKaduna.
“When we speak we are viewed as trouble makers by the Govt. Well I have seen the pictures and it’s a painful sight#SouthernKaduna,”
On realising there was no true to the story after Kaduna State College of Education in Gidan Waya issued a statement denying any loss of students to an attack, Mr Maikori deleted and tendered an apology saying, ““I hereby tender an unreserved and sincere apology to the Management of the College of Education, Gidan Waya, His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State and the Kaduna State Government, and also to the people of Southern Kaduna and the Fulani community and also VANGUARD newspapers whose source was my driver for the false statement by my driver which I also publicized believing same to be true,”
Audu Maikori has since been released after a public outcry.
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