A former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not reopen the reopen the Nigeria-Benin Republic border, until they release Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, to his government.
Omokri insisted the claim by the Nigerian government that the border was closed in a bid to curtail smuggling of goods and weapons is a lie.
“Buhari claims he closed the Benin Republic-Nigeria border because of banditry.
“That is a lie from the mouth of Lai Mohammed. The real reason behind the closure is to pressure the Beninese government to hand over Igboho to him,” Omokri tweeted.
Beninese security operatives currently locked up Igboho after he was arrested in Cotonou.
The Yoruba Nation agitator was arrested at an airport in Cotonou while trying to travel to Germany.
The separatist had fled Nigeria to Cotonou after he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS.
DSS had declared him wanted after weapons were found in his house in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
He had denied ownership of the weapons found in his house.