By Nwafor Sunday
The Social Media Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie has jeered at the responses of the former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and the former aide to Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri respectively over a statement credited to Ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar.
Recall that the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, had said that “it is misnomer to say that killer herdsmen or Fulani extraction or killer Fulani herdsmen. When kidnappers kidnap we do not identify them by their ethnicity. We identify them as kidnappers, pure and simple.
“The vast majorities of Fulani people are peaceful and live in hegemony with other ethnicities. There may be fringe elements wit criminal tendencies. Some may be Fulani. Some may not even be. Let us identify them by their activities and not by their ethnicity”.
Reacting to Atiku’s assertion, Fani-Kayode quoted Atiku to have said that “labeling herdsmen attackers as Fulani is wrong. Fulani people are peaceful and live in harmony with other ethnicities. To call the killer herdsmen Fulani is a misnomer. They are just criminals and not Fulani criminals”.
Fani-Kayod therefore submitted that, “saying that the Fulani terrorists are not Fulani is rather like saying that Adolf Hitler’s Nazis, who gassed 6 million Jews to death in concentration camps during Word War 1, were not German. It is like saying that Abubakar Shekau and his Boko Haram footsoldiers, who have slaughtered thousands of our people over the last few years, are not Muslims and are not Nigerians.
“It is like saying that the white Boers who owned and ran apartheid-South Africa, who slaughtered the black African population and who regarded them as nothing more than animals that were only fit for breeding and slave labour, were not caucasians and did not originally come from Holland in western Europe.
“Such assertions fly in the face of logic, have no basis in veracity, are manifestly irrational and are deeply insulting. Not only are they deeply flawed but, worst of all, they are designed to conceal the truth and obstruct any future attempt to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“And if Atiku Abubakar or anyone else insists on saying that the killer herdsmen are not Fulani then perhaps they could tell us exactly what they are, who they are and where they come from?
“Are they from Mars? Are they from Pluto? Are they from the moon? Or are they from the dark and sinister Vulture Mountain and the infamous “land of the bitter waters” in Futa Jalon, Guniea?”, he said.
However, reacting to Fani-Kayode’s statement, Reno Omokri opined, “Dear @RealFFK, Read what you quote @Atiku as saying and read what @Atiku actually said. Note that they are 2 different statements. You misrepresented him. You twist his words. Your quote was dishonest. Quote Atiku. Don’t put your words in his mouth! You wont like it done to you!
“Actually, most of those involved in these killings are Mbororo also known as Bororo. I did a broadcast on this last year in London. If the Mbororo speak, the Fulani cannot understand them. The Mbororo differ from the Fulani as the Tiv defer from the Igbo.
“Recently the police arrested a notorious kidnappers known as Evans. Evans was even discovered to have been a billionaire. But neither the media or Femi Fani-Kayode described Evans as an Igbo kidnapper or a Yoruba kidnapper. He was just a kidnapper.
“Boko Haram became the deadliest terror group in the world in 2014. It has been established by independent sources that most Boko Haram fighters, are Kanuri from Borno/Yobe, but we do not call them Kanuri terrorists. We call them terrorists pure and simple.
“It is obvious who is being dishonest here. Look at the 2 quotes. Nigerians can read for themselves. You misquoted @atiku. It is in black and white. Plain as day. Why did you not just quote what he said? Why did you have to add and remove to what he said?
“Let us face the issue at hand instead of trying to divert it. You dishonestly misquoted @atiku and this is the proof. Be man enough to accept it and apologize. Would you like it if it’s done to you?
“I am rude and you are polite? I am dishonest and you are honest? Really? Again, I put up @atiku’s words and your misquote of his words and leave it to any sane individual to judge who between us is right and wrong.
“Look Femi, you lied. Deal with it. I will not follow you into the gutter. I don’t need to suck up to @atiku. I made a fortune in US dollars from just one bestseller! I suck up to the truth not to men! You told a lie. Fess up to your lie.”
Reacting to Reno’s position, Fani-Kayode explodes and said, “The struggle is not against Buhari but against what he represents:the hegemony and impunity of the Fulani ruling class and the barbarity of their murderous footsoldiers known as the herdsmen. It is not a struggle between pol. parties but a quest for liberation from the Fulani.
“Bad choice.There is no comparison.Not ALL BH fighters are Kanuri but ALL Fulani terrorists and herdsmen are Fulani.They are represented by Miyetti Allah which is an org. with a Fulani leadership.Finally most of their own Fulani leaders call them Fulani herdsmen. READ MY ESSAY!
“When a creature that was born in the gutter and that has no notable or traceable lineage calls others gutter snipes u know we are in a mess in Nigeria.When treacherous,filthy scum pretend to be servants of God and sell info about their nation to the CIA u know we are in a mess.
“There is nothing I despise more than those with a slave mentality.When the world called the Niger Delta militants,”Niger Delta” militants no-one complained. Now u have one Reno Omokri from the Niger Delta complaining that Fulani herdsmen should not be called Fulani herdsmen ½ even though the Int. Terror Index (which ranks them as the 4th most deadly terrorist organisation in the world) describes them as FULANI militants? Why didn’t Reno and Jemibewon and all the other useful idiots complain then?
“I can understand this attempt to deceive us 2/3. coming from Fulani like Atiku who is ashamed of what his people are doing but imagine it coming from a southerner like Reno frigging Omokri or a Middle Belter like Jemibewon? It is shameful. They are trying to be more Fulani than the Fulani themselves ¾.
“These animals have slaughtered thousands of innocent people and u are still trying to defend them,hide their identities and cover their tracks?And u call urself a Christian?U are not a Christian but a slave and a useful idiot to the Fulani terrorists with a cowards heart 4/5.
“God will judge u and all that innocent blood that the Fulani militants and terrorists have shed will speak against u and urs. It is time to stop playing politics with this matter and to speak the bitter truth no matter whose ox is gored. To hell with political correctness”.
In view of the above statements therefore, Lauretta Onochie mocked the duo, saying that APC’s enemies will dance naked in the market place.
Her words, “FFK Vs. Reno Omokri – Round 1. May our enemies dance naked in the Market place in our presence. But we will not be distracted from your pre election sins with Cambridge Analytica. This is just the beginning. God bless Nigeria”, she finally said.