Buhari’s ar­ti­cle on ter­ror­ism

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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?”

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