Buhari’s article on terrorism
The article written by former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari attracted mixed reactions by Nigerians, including President Goodluck Jonathan who commended the APC chieftain for his “for national unity against terrorism” describing it as patriotic.
Jonathan, in statement by his spokesman Reuben Abati thanked Buhari for his “very statesman-like views on terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria.”
The President said the position taken by Buhari is that of a true patriot, a revered elder statesman and nationalist.
Netizens also took to social media to share their views.
Ahmad Salkida, commenting on his Twitter handle (@ContactSalkida), said “I must commend Mr. President and Buhari. We must all keep our differences aside and work together #Nigeria.”
Also commenting, Festoo Kay Soyemi (Esq.) said “This was the first statement ever made by Buhari as a statesman. And the presidency’s response to it shows that he is a true statesman. When someone does something good, praise him, so when he does the wrong you can now criticize.”
However, Tamedo, in sharp criticism posted on his Facebook page, said “I think this government is totally confused, this same Buhari was accused of being the mastermind behind the Boko Haram insurgence, now they are singing his praises.”
Fage Abdul, while commending the President, said “If what I see here is coming from Jonathan then, I must say that he is now piping down as he is coming face to face with the reality. Truth triumphs always.”
But James, another netizen, asks: “Did Buhari just woke up?”