Nigerians have been reacting with anger and frustration at the inability of the President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to personally appear at the funeral of the deceased Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru as well as six others whose helicopter crashed enroute Abuja/Kaduna while on an official assignment.
The sad occurrence that took place on the 21st, May 2021, took the lives of ten individuals in total but Nigeria have expressing their anger at the inability of the President and his vice to appear at the burial of the fallen soldiers.
A social media user wrote:
“I am so disappointed in you, Your Excellency, for not attending the burial of the COAS and the rest gallant officers who lost their lives yesterday. Where is the patriotism you people preach to us?”
Another one added “No shame, no empathy, no nothing. That you even have the mind to post this is beyond my imagination, sir”.
”If you as our vice president and the president can’t even honor the dead that you guys appointed, can’t show up for their funeral, off what use is the life of the common man to you guys?”.
”So, pls, stop the pretence like you guys care. We’ve had enough!”
The critism is not stopping “This is you and baba decorating the Late. Gen. Attahiru after his appointment as COAS. How come none of you were available to bid him farewell and both of you are in the country? E get as e be ooo”
Other are of different shades if opinion just like this comment
“Sir, truth be told, it seems these gallant men were sacrificed by members of the cabal, if not, what on earth could have prevented the president to attend the burial ceremony of his COAS. A whole COAS of a sourveign nation who died in line of duty. It’s shameful. The conspicuous absence of the president can’t be defended by any reasonable human with sound mind. Yet you people will expect loyalty from other surviving officers. God is watching all of you”.
Another social media user said this,
“And there’s no Igbo name there,do you know why? Because you were busy sidelining then in all your list! You are here sounding so good,yet you and that man in Aso Rock couldn’t even attend their funeral! What a country”