Amaechi, Aisha Yusuf exchange hot words over alleged Kaduna attack

Posted by News Express | 17 February 2020 | 1,713 times

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Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) chief Aisha Yesufu today exchanged hot words on Twitter over Sunday evening’s reported bandits attack in Kaduna from which the minister’s convoy allegedly escaped by making a detour.

“Fake News. This is completely concocted,” Amaechi had tweeted on hours after the exclusive report by the Abuja-based DAILY NIGERIAN.

An apparently angry Aisha Yesufu took on the minister this morning, tweeting: Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi you should be ashamed of yourself. My sister, my brother and my sister-in-law were in that train. When your convoy scattered and you fled like a new born mouse whom water have been poured on, it was witnessed!. GOVERNANCE IS NOT BY LIES & PROPAGANDA!”

Amaechi promptly fought back, tweeting: “Madam, I was not attacked, I did not see or escaped attackers, bandits or kidnappers. I did not “fled like a...” Insults & abuses will not change the fact that I was not attacked or escaped attack, in Kaduna last night. BTW, we can still be respectful & courteous here. Goodmornin”.

Twitter has been on fire for much of today, with supporters of the two gladiators joining the fray.

In the story adapted this morning News Express, DAILY NIGERIAN had reported that hundreds of Abuja-Kaduna train passengers, including Amaechi, escaped attack by kidnappers on Sunday evening.

The portal quoted unnamed sources as disclosing that the kidnappers laid in ambush around Mando area and attempted to waylay the passengers, who arrived at Rigasa train station around 8:15pm.

“Sources said no sooner the kidnappers opened fire on the vehicles than mobile policemen and soldiers arrived the scene in armoured vehicles to disperse the hoodlums,” the report said.

It quoted a passenger, Musa Lawan, as saying: “We were lucky the police and soldiers are nearby to come our rescue. The minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi was among the passengers. His convoy had to make a detour onto Rigasa road.”

Source: News Express

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