Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over his latest condemnation of bombing in Sri Lanka. Buhari, on Sunday expressed sadness over the horrific attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter.
The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks and wished speedy recovery to the injured. “We stand with victims of terrorism all over the world because we know and understand this harrowing inhuman activity,” the President said.
But, reacting to Buhari’s statement, Omokri queried the president for not responding to the attack on expatriates and Nigerians at Kajuru castle, Kaduna. According to him, Buhari’s immediate response to attacks on other countries shows he is not a ‘President but an Ambassador’. Omokri on his Twitter page wrote: “A British tourist was killed in Kaduna yesterday. Our inferiority complexed President said nothing.
“But he was quick to condemn the Sri Lankan killings in less than an hour. Buhari should be an ambassador, not President. Nigeria is not his priority. Inferiority complex President.”
Recall that two people were killed while three others kidnapped at a popular tourist resort in Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Command, DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, made available to newsmen on Saturday said, “On 20/04/19 at about 0020hrs, we received an information through DPO Kajuru that at about 2340hrs, some suspected Kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru Local Government Area shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons including an expatriate lady and took away three others. “Patrol Teams led by the DPO rushed to the scene evacuated the victims to St. Gerald Hospital.”