Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri by a drone strike.
In a post on his Twitter page on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode hailed the United States of America for killing terrorists warlords like Osama Bin Ladin, AbuBakr Al Baghdadi and Ayman Al Zawahiri.
He, however, lamented that terror kingpins in Nigeria are rewarded instead if killed.
According to Fani-Kayode, terrorists are begged, paid, appeased, rewarded and even given chieftaincy titles in Nigeria.
He wrote: “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 prison to free their brothers.”
Osama Bin Laden’s Successor, Ayman Al-Zawahiri Killed By US Drone Strike
Reports emerged on Tuesday morning confirming that Al-Zawahiri was killed in Afghanistan by a United States drone strike.
HausaToday understands that the deceased was anointed the leader of the terror group after the death of his predecessor, Osama Bin Laden.
It could be recalled that Bin Laden, a renowned Saudi Arabian-born terrorist and founder of the Pan-Islamic militant organization Al-Qaeda was killed on 11th May 2011.
Al-Zawahiri is understood to be one of the world’s deadliest terrorists.
Prior to his death, a bounty of $25m had been placed on Al-Zawahiri for helping to mastermind the 9/11 attacks in which four civilian aircraft were hijacked and used to crush the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York, the Pentagon near Washington and a Pennsylvania field, killing about 3,000 people, HausaToday learnt.
White House officials had told an indigent news platform that Al-Zawahiri was spotted on a balcony on numerous occasions after he moved into a safe house with his family in downtown Kabul, where he continued to produce al-Qaida propaganda videos for several months before he met his waterloo.