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Where Is Buhari? Nigerians Angry Over Absence At Military Funeral

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Anger at the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the military funeral of four serving generals including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and others on Saturday has swelled up among Nigerians from across the religious and ethnic divide.

Even traditional support base of the president especially in the north who had been supportive of the president in the past were either mum at his absence or poked at his action.

President Buhari’s action was being compared to his contemporaries who it was claimed would attend the funeral of even lesser dignitaries as a show of national empathy.

Twitter users were particularly furious that the president was able to attend what they considered an unimportant function in Paris, France but showed no latitude to attend the funeral of the nation’s fallen heroes.

Some also noted that he attended the 2016 funeral of Kenyan soldiers but has not shown similar response to Nigerian soldiers fallen in the line of duty.

 GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that the funeral of the 11 military officers who died in an air crash on Friday was held on Saturday in Abuja.

This is how Nigerians reacted:

Jaafar Jaafar @JaafarSJaafar

In January 2016, Buhari attended the memorial service of 100 Kenyan soldiers killed by Alshabab, but didn’t attend the funeral/memorial service for hundreds of Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Gudunbali in November 2015. #BuhariLacksEmpathy for Nigerians!

Abdul-Aziz Na’ibi Abubakar @jrnaib2

Abah Kyari died Buhari did not attend his funeral Is Funtua died, Buhari failed to attend his funeral AVM Moukhar died Buhari no show Attahiru died, Buhari was absent But if the dog of Emmanuel Macron dies, Buhari will be the first to attend.

Chlorpheniramine #EndSARS  @VictorIsrael_

Buhari who’s the President & C-in-C of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria couldnt attend the burial of his Chief of Army staff (COAS) who died on official duty. But if a Female goat belonging to Queen Elizabeth gives birth, Buhari will attend the naming ceremony

Chxta @Chxta

Shebi I don dey talk am since say Buhari dey irresponsible? The head of your Army dies and you can’t even be bothered to drive to his funeral 10 minutes away. If one onye ọcha calls for one irrelevant nzukọ echi the man will be first to the plane and will gather bagpipes.

Naija_PR

What do you think about President Buhari’s absence at the burial of the COAS and others?

Ayemojubar @ayemojubar

Once again Buhari that made it to and fro Paris can’t make it to Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and crew’s burial.

NEFERTITI @firstladyship

Buharists are so pained. Their father did not attend the funeral of the fallen COAS, Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

fatimah @fatee_lawal

Everyday i just find another reason to say this might be jubrin not the buhari we know before. gaskia akwai matsala.

Souljah @jeffphilips1

If you want Buhari to attend events of national importance or visit sites of national tragedies, tell him there’s a campaign for his re-election going on there and stay glued to your TV.

MAZI NNAMDI KANU NEWS TV @Tasinnewstv

Nigeria president Buhari fails to attend funeral of The Nigerian Chief of Arnmy staff. That tells you all you need to know. Buhari is dead 

FS Yusuf @FS_Yusuf_

Where is the man Nigerians voted in 2015 to be the president? Where is he? I do not know who is occupying that position today. I do not know! Where is Buhari?

ibro   @Ibrahim_s_ahmad

You only see Buhari in where they are giving loan.

Comrade Deji Adeyanju @adeyanjudeji

Your COAS died in the line of duty but you couldn’t attend his burial. It’s not like the man went on a voyage or frolic of his own. These Generals & officers died serving the country. Na wa ooo. I’m just speechless for Buhari & his people.

https://twitter.com/madona1996/status/1396204430559678466a

Miz Cazorla @MizCazorla1

At the end of Buhari’s 8yr rule, those of us who will be alive will be given certificate of survival. 

PuncPutinh Newspapers @MobilePunch

It’s sad Buhari went to Paris but didn’t attend Ibrahim Attahiru’s burial –Omokri – Punch Newspapers

Aisha Yesufu @AishaYesufu

Yet Buhari as President is more important to many than the lives of citizens being wasted. What a shame!

FS Yusuf @FS_Yusuf_

If the COAS burial was in London, Buhari:

Punch Newspapers @MobilePunch

Buhari’s Absence At Ibrahim Attahiru’s Burial Raises Eyebrows ==== The absence of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) at the burial of his Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru and other military personnel in Abuja on Saturday, raised eyebrows.

Jaafar Jaafar @JaafarSJaafar

In January 2016, Buhari attended the memorial service of 100 Kenyan soldiers killed by Alshabab, but didn’t attend the funeral/memorial service for hundreds of Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Gudunbali in November 2015. #BuhariLacksEmpathy for Nigerians!

Abdul-Aziz Na’ibi Abubakar @jrnaib2

Abah Kyari died Buhari did not attend his funeral Is Funtua died, Buhari failed to attend his funeral AVM Moukhar died Buhari no show Attahiru died, Buhari was absent But if the dog of Emmanuel Macron dies, Buhari will be the first to attend.

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