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Buhari’s Tweet was ‘insensitive’ and ‘Wicked’ – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former aviation minister and opposition figure, Femi Fani Kayode has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over his controversial tweet referencing the Nigeria civil war.

President Buhari has been in hot water over a tweet he made subliminally threatening Igbos and referencing the 1967 civil war. The tweet was deleted by Twitter on Wednesday afternoon after much outcry from Nigerians on social media.

Speaking on the development, FFK wrote on Facebook; “This statement from President Buhari saddens me. The suggestion that another 3 to 5 million Igbos, including 1 million children, may be subjected to genocide again for whatever reason is unacceptable and I condemn it in the strongest terms.”

“Nigeria should be apologising for what she did to the Biafrans in the civil war and not threatening to do it all over again. State-sponsored genocide, ethnic cleansing, religious cleansing and mass murder has no place in a civilised country. Only savages animals and barbarians indulge in such things.”

“No matter how you feel about the Igbos you have no right to threaten to visit them with death and destruction.
They are not animals and they are not slaves: they are human beings and like all the rest of us, red blood flows through their veins!”

“I am glad that Twitter removed Mr. President’s tweet. It has done more damage to the psyche and confidence of the Igbo than all the killings that have taken place over the last 5 years. It has also traumatised millions of non-Igbo Nigerians who believe that the same treatment may be visited on them.”

“Mr. President’s comment is insensitive, irresponsible and wicked and I sincerely hope that he will never say such a thing again. Can you blame those that want to establish Biafra when the President of Nigeria can say such things and issue such threats?”

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