Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has slammed South East leaders for refusing to condemn the gruesome murder of pregnant Harira Fatima and her four children by gunmen.
An Hausa woman, identified as Fatima, together with her three children were killed in Anambra State on Sunday, 22nd May 2022 by yet-to-be-identified men.
But instead of condemning the way and manner, those lives were wasted, Reno Omokri noted that most people from the South East, on social media especially, are more interested in the arrest of former Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Specifically, Omokri called out the former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, for failing to condemn the killings the way did for hours after Deborah Samuel Yakubu was murdered by Islamic extremists in Sokoto.
“See people who have not condemned the murder of pregnant Harira and her 4 children rushed out statements calling for heads to roll in EFCC over the siege and arrest of Okorocha. Is this how low we have descended in Nigeria? Okorocha is still alive. Harira is DEAD!” He tweeted.
“Day 4, and @ObyEzeks has not said ANYTHING about the brutal murder of pregnant Harira and her 4 children in Anambra by unknown gunmen. Oby is from Anambra. But it took Oby only an hour to condemn Deborah’s murder in Sokoto and withdraw her conference attendance!
“4 days after the murder of pregnant Harira and her 4 children in Anambra, how many prominent leaders from Anambra have condemned the killings or offered condolences to her family? Have you guys all forgotten so soon what you said about Northern leaders over Deborah?”
Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo had condemned the murder some days after the news went viral but Omokri feels the Governor was running late in speaking against the dastardly act.
“I commend Soludo for condemning the murder of pregnant Harira and her 4 kids. But why did it take him 4 days? It took Soludo hours to condemn Okoye’s murder. He also offered a ₦10 million reward to anyone who can identify Okoye’s killers. Why this double standard?” He added.