A popular Nigerian preacher based in Sokoto State, Bello Yabo, has prayed that terrorists who threatened to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, should be successful in their mission.
Recall, on Sunday, July 24, 2022, terrorists who carried out the Abuja-Kaduna attack in a video while flogging the abducted victims over the inability of the government to accede to their demands for the victims to be released issued warning threat that their next target is President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Nasir Rufai and other government officials.
But Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the threat had said that the “terrorist activity using propaganda and the use of violence to force governments to accept or submit to political demands is not new all over world.”
In response to Shehu’s statement, the Islamic cleric berated him (Shehu) for simply describing the threat as prograpanda. The cleric accused Shehu of being insensitive to the unfortunate plight of kidnapped victims.
Yabo, while praying for the terrorists, however, appealed to them to release the innocent victims in their custody.
He insisted the terrorists are free to kidnap Nigerian top leaders.
According to information gathered, Yabo’s statement reads; “I pray they kidnap you, Garba Shehu, and demonstrate as propaganda.
“We are praying for you kidnappers. May God grant you success in carrying out your threats to kidnap those people. But please release the innocent people in captivity.
“If these were the kind of people you have been abducting all this while, we wouldn’t have bothered ourselves. We would instead pray and bless you because they have become a disaster [to us].
“These are people who promised heaven and earth, and now they have the opportunity but became incompetent. Take them to the bush and flog them, instead of humiliating innocent citizens who are striving to make ends meet,” he said.