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Fani Kayode Ex-minister attacks Buhari over Cameroon invasion of Nigerian village

Fani-Kayode also advised the government not to play politics with the fight on terrorism.

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Femi Fani Kayode, a former minister of aviation, in an open letter, chided President Muhammadu Buhari for not taking any action when the Cameroonian Army invaded a Nigerian town, allegedly killed 70 people and burnt down the village.

He said “Your government refused to acknowledge that this event even took place, despite the media reports. You did not console or express condolences to the families of the victims or retaliate against the Cameroonians.

“You did not even warn them or demand an apology or reparations from them. This is heartless and shameful. It could not have happened under Jonathan, Obasanjo, Babangida, Shagari, Abacha, Abubakar, Shonekan, Mohammed, Balewa or indeed any other former Nigerian President or Head of State.”

Adding that “If any of them had been in power and the Cameroonians cultivated the effrontery to do such a thing there would have been consequences.

“Yet you did nothing to avenge this affront or to defend our honour. What happened to the gallant and brave General Buhari that courageously led our troops into victory in Chad in the early 1980’s?”

“What happened to the honest and forthright man that we all admired and looked up to because of his military exploits in Chad?

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“What happened to the war hero that gave the Chadians a ”bloody nose” for daring to attack a Nigerian village and that almost took Ndjamena, the Chadian capital?

“What happened to the man that proved to the Libyans and their Chadian proxies that Nigerians knew how to fight? It appears that you have changed and that you are no longer the man that you used to be,” he said.

Fani-Kayode also advised the government not to play politics with the fight on terrorism.

Femi Fani-Kayode was also the Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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