Recently an article written by someone called Wendell Simlin was circulated to bloggers and journalists with an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org . The article tried to link the recent spike in Boko Haram attack to the suspension of the CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi. But on analysing the document’s metadata, it was revealed that Reno Omokri, Special Assistant to the President on New Media authored it. Some news media contacted Reno to get his own side of the story, but he failed to respond.
Well, curiously celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji did not post the article on her blog. Not a few people wondered why Linda would pass up such gist. Later Linda published a different article written by Reno Omokri titled, “Social Media In The Jonathanian Age”. Just before she posted the main article, Linda wrote this on her blog:
“Before you people start, let me explain. Lol. Yes I did see all your comments about me not getting involved in the ‘Wendell Simlin’ scandal. I didn’t write anything about it because it was an accusation which could be true or false and I just refused to be pressured. I decided to leave it alone until Mr Reno reacts to it but he never did… so…:-). Anyway, here’s another piece written by him…”
This statement by Linda was obviously what triggered the Twitter war between herself, Activist and political commentator, Japheth Omojuwa and someone suspected to be Nasir El-Rufai’s son.
Read the tweets below: