Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant of media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused Reno Omokri, an author, of using Leah Sharibu, one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as a front for soliciting funds from the public.
Omokri challenged the aide on Wednesday on Twitter, asking him to spend a night in Koshobe or Kware without any security attachment for $20,000 to prove that the President had truly tacked insecurity in the country.
“Garba Shehu said General @MBuhari has made Nigeria safer. I vow to pay @GarShehu $20,000 if he will spend a night without security in Koshobe, or Kware, verified by an independent journalist. I will give the funds to @DeleMomodu when Garba accepts to go,” Omokri tweeted.
Shehu replied, “If this is the money from the collections made in the name of Leah Sharibu, the unfortunate Christian girl stolen by Boko Haram, I won’t touch it with a long (spoon). Please keep ‘your USD20,000’.”
On Tuesday, Shehu had posted in a Twitter debriefing that “terrorists have lost the lead narrative with the military. They can run, but they can no longer hide. The momentum now lies with our forces.”