Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has lashed out at the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for pardoning terrorists. -Fani-Kayode spoke while commending the US for killing Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri was killed on Monday by United States forces in a strike in Afghanistan, delivering a long-sought blow to the terrorist network.
President Biden had ordered a U.S. airstrike in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri was an early mentor to former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. forces while hiding in Pakistan in 2011. Reacting, Fani-Kayode queried the Nigerian government for rewarding terrorists instead of killing them.
He tweeted, ”The Americans killed Osama Bin Ladin, AbuBakr Al Baghdadi & now Ayman Al Zawahiri. Kudos! In Nigeria we do not kill terrorists: we beg them, pay them, appease them, reward them, bow before them, give them chieftaincy titles & let them break into prisons to free their brothers.”