Former media aide, Reno Omokri has aired his opinion on the image of Fulani herdsmen appearing on the new Nigerian passport.
His reaction came after Apostle Suleiman, the head pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries fumed over the inclusion of the image, stating that the gesture was a shameful one.
Taking to Twitter to lament his disapproval, Apostle Suleiman who also shared a snapshot from his passport wrote, “That’s the new Nigeria passport..it now has herdsmen inscribed in it…it’s shameful that a certain extraction now represents a nation with 6 geopolitical zones..everything is now very clear. God will frustrate every evil agenda in Nigeria.job 5v12,eccl 8v11.”
But Reno, who is otherwise known for his continuous criticism about the policies of the current administration, explained that there was nothing wrong with the inclusion as other major ethnic groups were also featured.
Reno wrote, “I am against RUGA and I am against ISLAMISATION. I am willing to spill my blood to ensure that both of them dont see the light of day.
But as long as other ethnic groups are represented on the new Nigerian international passport, I don’t see anything wrong in it bearing the image of herdsmen and their cattle. Herdsmen are also “Nigerians. We are against KILLER herdsmen, not PEACEFUL herdsmen. We must promote PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE.
“I have now received other pages of the new passport. It has images of ethnic nationalities from all 6 geopolitical zones. The issue of herdsmen on the passport may be distasteful to some due to the killings by killer herdsmen, but it is not wrong. It is necessary for peaceful coexistence.”