Reno Omokri. Source: Facebook,

Former Presidential New Media aide Reno Omokri mocked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a northerner as the new director general of the Department of State Security (DSS).

Concise News had reported that Yusuf Magaji Bichi had been appointed by President Buhari.

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Confirming Bichi’s appointment on Thursday evening, Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu said the appointee was a core Secret Service operative.

He said Bichi, whose appointment takes immediate effect, had undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agent handling recruitment and intelligence processing in the UK, as well as strategic training at the National Defence College.

Reacting in a post on Twitter, Omokri stated that the president is “dead set on his Northernisation of government policy.”

He wrote: “I congratulate President @MBuhari for appointing yet another Northerner, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to head the Department of State Security.

“Whoever doubted Buhari’s 97% versus 7% statement can now see the President is dead set on his Northernisation of government policy

“With the appointment of another Northerner, Yusuf Magaji Bichi to head the Dept of State Security, the safest thing to bet on in @Bet9jaOfficial is that President @MBuhari will always fill any sensitive national intelligence or security position with a Northerner.”