President Buhari’s response to latest Boko Haram attack sparks outrage

Northern Elders

Following Thursday’s attack on a United Nations Humanitarian Air Service helicopter  by insurgent group, Boko Haram, President Buhari has issued a statement on the issue. His reaction however, has sparked outrage on the internet. While addressing the issue, the President noted that the actions of the terrorist group ‘would not go without consequences,’ leading Nigerians to react to his response.

Boko Haram bandits had attacked a UN helicopter using surface-to-air missiles on Thursday in Damasak, Borno State, reportedly killing two individuals; including a five-year-old child. While the story itself sparked a huge reaction on Nigerians, the presidential address on the issue has got Nigerians stored up after many flagged the president’s address as a broken record over the issue.

Many Twitter users who expressed interest in this issue also pointed out that the current administration has not only failed in protecting Nigerians and foreigners on Nigerian soil, but has also failed in many other sectors of the country. Others also criticised him for not being proactive on the matter of security as it concerns Nigeria even as some were of the opinion that the federal government is secretly sponsoring the terrorist group.

As many talked about the president’s ‘shortcomings,’ others went further to compare his administration with that of former President, Goodluck Jonathan citing that President Buhari had faulted Jonathan’s handling of the insurgency during his time in power but has not been able to provide a near-permanent solution to the issue having been elected for two terms.

Nigerians on this trend are calling on the president to be more active in the fight against the terrorist group and stressed that the country’s security is about the most important duty of the President.

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