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.
President Buhari condemns Boko Haram attack on UN helicopter in Borno https://t.co/ckSLRgFH3Y
— Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) July 6, 2020
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.
Toothless Bulldog..I thought you said boko haram has been defitted
— In God We Trust (@twittlarge) July 6, 2020
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.
Boko Haram is a financial institution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, if Shekau dies another will emerge. Boko Haram is here to stay until this top government officials and "the godfathers" of politics in Nigeria are taken out.
— Genesis (@____GENE6) July 6, 2020
After the Chadian army decimated Boko Haram, we heard Shekau wanted to surrender because he had suffered too many casualties and lost dozens of ammunitions.
Did the COAS take fresh supplies to him when he moved to Maiduguri? Cos I don't understand his new found strength.
— As a Boss..! (@JC_Jokes) July 6, 2020
@EjioforBar Buhari expesses shock over Boko Haram attack @UN Helicopter.
My question is simple, When will '"BUHARI" or better still "PRESIDENCY"' stop expressing shock, over daily unabated bloody onslaught of Boko haram terrorist, bloody sucking Bandits,…+2
— bar ifeanyi ejiofor (@EjioforBar) July 5, 2020
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.
You guys never seize to display stupidity, making points that have been disproved.
Just to be clear, Buhari attacked GEJ's fight against BH so much that BH named him as a mediator between them and govt.
BH has always loved Buhari.
I wonder why.
— Yemi Web Master (@ScarTissue101) July 6, 2020
@MBuhari you've failed this country countless time sir and you should hold accountable for this Sir
How many years do we have to spend fighting boko Haram
— Da Yoruba Demon Boy (@Ola_Omo_Oye) July 6, 2020
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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