Shehu Sani, a former senator, has said those who asked President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country’s battle against insurgency on the frontlines now know why he cannot do such.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly, stated this in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.
There have been calls by some Nigerians for President Buhari, who retired from the army as a Major-General, to either join the soldiers on the frontlines or visit the war front occasionally to show solidarity with the troops as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
Although the former senator did not state his reason for his tweet, his comment may not be unconnected with the death of Idriss Deby, President of Chad.
President Deby, 68, died of injuries he suffered while on the front line of battle against rebels, according to a statement by General Azem Bemrandoua Agouna, Chad’s national army spokesman, on Tuesday.
The late president had just won re-election for the sixth term prior to his death.
In what appeared to be a veiled reference to developments in Chad, Sani said “light has now flashed” on the faces of persons demanding that President Buhari goes to the frontlines to march alongside the troops.
Una wey wan Baba carry riffle lead from the front…light don flash una face.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 21, 2021