President Buhari has been booed by residents of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, during a visit to commiserate over the death of 30 persons killed by Boko Haram.
The video below shows a crowd booing while the president’s convoy was passing in Maiduguri. They could be heard chanting in Hausa saying, ‘Ba ma so’ which roughly means ‘we don’t want.’
Meanwhile, a statement issued by Senior Special Adviser to the President, Garba Shehu, see Buhari saying the “terrorists are clearly on a back foot and their days are numbered’’.
The reason for the anger was because of recent attacks by the Boko Haram against communities and the one that incensed them the most was the killing on Sunday of commuters stranded overnight in the town of Auno, because soldiers locked their vehicles out from reaching the safer city of Maiduguri.
Buhari being received by Governor Zulum
Buhari in Maiduguri
In the night, Boko Haram came on the attack, by blasting a fuel tanker in the queue, setting off a fire that killed 30 people, including two female students of the University of Maiduguri.
Dozens of women and children were also reportedly abducted by the Boko Haram.
President Buhari was in Ethiopia when the tragedy occurred and he only offered sops as usual and promises to rescue the abducted.
“As our armed forces continue to receive more hardware and intelligence to counter our current security challenges, the remnants of Boko Haram will ultimately be crushed. The peculiar challenges of asymmetric warfare notwithstanding, our armed forces are ever determined to defeat these enemies of humanity,’’ President Buhari said.
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