Lawyer and politician, Reno Omokri has called out former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode for alleged misrepresentation and dishonest twist of words of former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku had sometime during an interview with Thisday stated that it is a misnomer to use the term ‘killer herdsmen of Fulani extraction’ or ‘killer Fulani herdsmen’.
He said this when the paper asked him “As a Fulani yourself, how do you feel about ongoing security crisis largely caused in many parts of the country by killer herdsmen of Fulani extraction? ”
In reply he said “However let me say that it is a minomer to use the term killer herdsmen of fulani extraction or killer fulani herdsmen. The vast majority of Fulani people are peaceful and live in harmony with other ethnicities. When kidnappers kidnap, we do not identify them by their ethnicity.
We identify them as kidnappers, pure and simple. There may be fringe elements with criminal tendencies. Some may be Fulani. Some may not even be. Let us identify them by their activities and not by their ethnicity.”
FFK quoted in a new article he titled ”The herdsmen are not Fulani, they are from the moon” told that Atiku said the herdsmen are not Fulani, they are just criminals. He(FFK) quoted Atiku as saying: “Labelling the 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”- Vice President Atiku Abubakar, 11 March 2018, Thisday Newspaper.
Reno Omokri in disappointment tweeted, bashing FFK for misrepresenting Atiku.
“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’