Nigerians React To Buhari’s Statement Blaming Gadaffi For Herdsmen Killings
Nigerians on social media have blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for blaming activities of herdsmen in Nigeria on the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.
Recall that while speaking with the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace – Justin Welby in London, on Wednesday, Buhari had said the killer herdsmen were trained and armed by Gaddafi.
“We encountered some of them fighting with Boko Haram. Herdsmen that we used to know carried only sticks and maybe a cutlass to clear the way, but these ones now carry sophisticated weapons. The problem is not religious, but sociological and economic. But we are working on solutions.”
Some Nigerians on Twitter, have, however, taken on the President, saying his reason was not weighty.
They wondered why the government would blame a dead man for herdsmen killings.
Here are some comments gathered by Nigerianmonitor from Twitter:
Buhari blames Gadaffi for Boko Haram and herdsmen killings in Nigeria. Wow, the lives of Nigerians in Libya is on fire because of Buhari.
— HELEN MUKORO IDISI (@HelenIdisi) April 12, 2018
So the dead man “Gadaffi” who is in his grave jejeje is now to be blamed for the herdsmen killings. Which way Nigeria? Hmmmmn, If only dead men could wake up to defend themselves.. Well no surprises as we once have dead men board appointments so why should this be new to us???
— Kunle Adeniyi (@Sirk_AAA) April 13, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the marauding herdsmen killing innocent Nigerians are from Libya. Speaking when he hosted the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby… https://t.co/ruyP4RLyXn
— OnlineExpress News (@Oexnews) April 12, 2018
New level of Low…. Buhari blames Gadaffi for Fulani herdsmen killings
— Madu (@Engr_Madu) January 24, 2018
I heard President Buhari is blaming the late president of Libya, Muammar Gadaffi for the Fulani herdsmen killings in the country… when will APC stop this buck-passing and start acting decisively on issues?
— Prince Adetunji (@tjconcept) January 23, 2018
Buhari blamed Gej, it wasn’t enough. He blamed PDP’s 16 years of leadership and it wasn’t enough. He blamed MTN for Boko Haram killings, he blamed ND Avengers for our recession and it wasn’t still enough now he blames Gadaffi for herdsmen @segalink
— Michael Nutti (@Onlymeast) April 13, 2018