FG Is Careful With Kidnappers But Not With #EndSARS Protesters – Reno Omokri Slams Lai Mohammed

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Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former , has slammed the Minister of and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for saying that and its security agencies know the whereabouts of and bandits but only being careful.

According to Omokri, the government was not careful # protesters last October when soldiers allegedly opened fire on at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, injuring over 30 protesters and allegedly some .

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the minister at a briefing on Tuesday said the government indeed knew the locations of , adding that security agencies were only being careful to avoid civilian casualties.

of the most difficult things to do, for a democratically-elected government, is to use the instruments of coercion against its own people. For example, while the nation’ military have superior firepower over the rag tag band of Haram and ISWA, the terrorists most often than not operate among the populace, either in our villages or towns, hence the military, in tackling them, is usually careful to avoid collateral damage.

“The same applies to the abduct our school children. Usually, the location of the is not unknown to security , but they still have to exercise caution in order not to hurt the same children they are trying to rescue. Despite these inhibitions, the security have the wherewithal to decisively tackle the challenges,” Mohammed had said.

Reacting, Omokri, in a string of tweets on Wednesday, wrote, “Lai Mohammed says the Buhari government knows where kidnappers are, but are only being ‘careful’. But why was the Buhari administration not careful during #LekkiMassacre, or when they massacred Nigerian Shiites? Why is their mercy only reserved for kidnappers?

“Lai, why is your government now appealing to bandits and ? Did you ‘appeal’ to # protesters before massacring them, or to the people of Orlu before slaughtering them? The Buhari administration is a useless embarrassment!”