342 views | Stanley Ugagbe | November 2, 2020
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, Reno Omokri has challenged the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai to a one-on-one room fight.
According to Omokri who is currently in self-exile, the move is to avenge the death of people who were killed on October 20 when personnel of the Nigerian Army shot at peaceful protesters Lekki tollgate in Lagos.
On his official Twitter page, Omokri tweeted “My greatest desire in November is to be in a room with General Buratai. No weapons. No referee. Man to man combat. Only one man coming out alive. Let God use me to avenge the cowardly slaughter of peaceful, unarmed, #EndSARS protesters at #LekkiMassacre by that spineless coward!”
The call has sparked public debacle as some have told him to chicken out of such dreams, noting that he can’t stand the Chief of Army Staff.
Reacting to Omokri’s tweet, former Senator, Shehu Sani tweeted “My friend @renoomokri, make you no fight the Army Chief http://abeg.You no get 6 packs. Just open eye for am”.
Other reactions include:
@Sulayman2284 “You want to go man to man combat with a field officer?? Lmaooo him beat you, your verification tick will lost”
@Oyedeletobi8 “Never underestimate the power of a Nigerian soldier not to talk of a Nigerian general…I pray that day never come cos me dey love ur tweets and don’t wanna Miss a bit”.
@Comr_PAB “Buratai is a Field officer if you don’t know, he’s full of strength forget his age. He’ll beat you up. I’m just trying to say the truth”.
However, some have contrary opinions:
@newdaynow1 “I don’t know why many of you here think that cannot beat Buratai. Many of you don’t know that is a martial artist. You guys will be shocked, though I know Buratai won’t accept the challenge to avoid shameful outcome”.
@EgwoloO “I think, a lot of us here are over rating this Buratai of a man. Bcos he is the army chief (General Buratai). Oga authority is different from personal strength or power. Oga Buratai go shop beating o leave am”