- Garba Sheu, President Buhari's media aide, has expressed reluctance to go on a bet on security posed by Reno Omokri
- Omokri had offered to give $20000 to Shehu if he agreed to stay in without security
- Shehu's response was that he is not willing to touch money allegedly collected in the name of a captive, Leah Sharibu
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A presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, has sent a tongue-lash as a reply to Reno Omokri over Nigeria's security situation.
Both prominent Nigerians have given each other an earful on the whereabout of Leah Sharibu, a captive of Boko Haram insurgents.
Omokri, who was an aide to a former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has challenged Shehu to spend a night in some northern regions (Koshobe Kware) without security and get a reward of $20000.
Omokri went as far as saying President Muhammadu Buhari's aide can get the money afterwards from Dele Momodu, a renowned journalist and businessman.
But adding a condition, the former president's aide noted that the whole process must be monitored and verified by an independent newsman.
In reply, Shehu told Omokri that he does not want to be a part of the money if it is what was collected in the name of Sharibu.
Meanwhile, President Buhari had been urged to take advantage of Boko Haram's current weakness to secure the release of Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls still in captivity.
The appeal was made on Saturday, April 11, by the Northern Christian Elders Forum (NOCEF), in an Easter message by its chairman, Engr Ejoga Inalegwu.
According to the northern elders, the release of the captive and the remaining Chibok girls who were still in Boko Haram's custody would be the greatest gift from President Buhari's administration.
Inalegwu while calling on the Christians to celebrate the season at home, urged them to use the season to pray fervently for the country to quickly overcome the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country.
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