Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
FORMER Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has commended the United States for killing Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Stonix News had reported that Al-Zawahiri was killed on Monday by US forces in a strike in Afghanistan, delivering a long-sought blow to the terrorist network.
President Biden had ordered a US airstrike in Kabul, Afghanistan, which targeted and killed al-Zawahiri.
Al-Zawahiri was an early mentor to former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces while hiding in Pakistan in 2011.
Reacting to the Monday sweet revenge of the US government, Fani-Kayode, a former chieftain of PDP and staunch critic of the APC government, lamented the Nigerian government’s pampering of terrorists holding the country down and rewarding them rather than killing them.
In a terse tweet, Fani-Kayode quipped: ”The Americans killed Osama Bin Ladin, AbuBakr Al Baghdadi & now Ayman Al Zawahiri. Kudos!
“In Nigeria we do not kill terrorists: we beg them, pay them, appease them, reward them, bow before them, give them chieftaincy titles & let them break into prisons to free their brothers.”
Stonix News recalled that between 2011 and 2022, Boko Haram alone was responsible for thousands of deaths in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.
According to statista.com, Nigeria is the country most affected by the terrorist group’s attacks. States in the North-East register the highest number of deaths.
“Borno is by far the most threatened state, in that, Boko Haram has caused over 35 thousand deaths in this area.”
In very recent time, terrorists, claiming to be from the Ansaru breakaway, hijacked a Kaduna-bound train, killed passengers and kidnapped over 60, some of whom are still in captivity.
Those who have briefed am air of freedom did so after parting with hundreds of millions of naira.
Recently too, the terrorists invaded the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Abuja, freeing hundreds of their colleagues in captivity.
Only last week, the terrorists killed no fewer than 10 members of the president’s Guards of Brigade and vowed to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai as well as other prominent political office holders.
The fear created in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has forced members of the National Assembly on a forced recess while troops of the Nigerian Army have taken the battle to the terrorists in the forest, killing over 70 of them.