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You Are Cross-Border Bandits – Omokri Slams Garba Shehu, El-Rufai For Using Twitter Abroad


Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has come hard on Nigerian leaders and their aides using Twitter abroad while the same is banned in Nigeria.

It could be recalled that the Nigerian government banned the use of Twitter in June 2021 after the social media company deleted President Muhammadu Buhari post for violating its term of use.

However, in recent times, some government officials and political leaders are observed to have been accessing the bird app allegedly from outside the country.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State was recently challenged and called names after he was seen tweeting on the app restricted in Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has also been noticed to be using Twitter from overseers.

Reacting via a post on his social media account on Friday, November 12, Omokri lampooned the government officials calling them bandits.

Omokri who again labelled the politicians as hypocrites said their actions are criminal in nature.

He wrote: “Banning Twitter in Nigeria for Nigerians then going abroad to tweet is like criminalising stealing in Nigeria and travelling out to steal. That makes you a cross border bandit. And using Twitter abroad after banning it in Nigeria makes you a cross border hypocrite! These guys should just face it.

“They can’t do without Twitter. Meanwhile, Twitter can do without them. They are waiting for an apology that will never come and their frustration is causing them to temporary relocate so they can be allocated some Twitter time.”

See Omokri’s Post below:

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