Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to Iran’s admission that it shot down the Ukrainian plane that killed over 170 passengers on Wednesday.
In the statement posted on social media, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote that the country “deeply regrets this disastrous mistake”.
“My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families. I offer my sincerest condolences,” he said, adding that “investigations continue to identify and prosecute this great tragedy and unforgivable mistake”.
Writing on his verified Twitter page, Fani-Kayode described the incident as God’s judgement.
“Finally the beasts have confessed. I ask again, where are the low-lives on @Twitter that insulted me when I said the Iranians shot down the plane moments after it came down? Listen to the voice of the voiceless & learn!
“50 people died in a stampede during your hero’s burial. You shot down a passenger jet “by mistake” killing 170 innocent people & earned the hatred of the civilised world.
“Two earthquakes took place in your nation with loss of life. All in 24 hours! Is this not God’s judgement.”