Salihu Yakasai, the Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, on Sunday, told Muhammed Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, to shut his mouth.
Yakasai on his Twitter handle, @dawisu, asked Sanusi to stop making comments over the abduction of some children in the state.
There had been a heated debate in recent time, regarding the abduction of some children from northern Nigeria to the South-East, where they were given Igbo names and converted to Christianity.
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Sanusi had on Saturday, said Igbo should not be blamed, but the parents of the children for the incidents.
The former Central Bank governor insisted that many northern parents had the bad habit of allowing their children roam the streets to beg, which makes them vulnerable to kidnapping.
However, in his response, Yakasai said: “A very reckless comment to make. I wonder if any of his relatives get kidnapped or stolen, he will act the same way. The kids are not almajiris for goodness sake. SLS (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) should have kept quiet instead of opening his filthy mouth to make such insensitive remarks. Nonsense!”
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His controversial reply, which what many perceived as insulting to the person of the Emir, generating over 10,000 tweets under five hours.
Many users of the social media platform cautioned the governor’s aide for his comment.