The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed yesterday during an interactive session with journalists in Ikeja, Lagos State, indirectly dared Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose to take a trip to Boko Haram zones if he can, instead of sitting in the comfort of his living room and releasing statements that gives succour to the sect. Mohammed who answered questions from the journalists insisted the Army had reduced the sect to a “fleeing, bomb-throwing, cowardly and disorganised army’’.
“The armchair critics, who dispute these facts from the comfort of their living rooms, are free to take a trip to the theatre of war to see things for themselves. Perhaps then, they will be more circumspect in issuing reckless statements that give nothing but succour to Boko Haram.
“I have gone to the theatre of war to see things for myself. I did not just stop in Maiduguri; I went all the way to Konduga, Kaure and Bama which, as I said, was once the headquarters of the Boko Haram caliphate,” he said.
Fayose in a statement had earlier said, Nigerians will only take the minister serious if he relocates to either Sambisa in Borno State or to Yobe State and stay there till the end of March, next year, without heavy military security.”