Some Nigerians have berated President Muhammadu Buhari, over the killing of Lawan Andimi, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Michika, Adamawa State, by boko haram terrorists.
Indimi was abducted earlier in the year, when the insurgents overran the town.
It was revealed on Tuesday, that the Islamic group had killed Andimi, after only N50 million of the £2 million ransom was raised.
In reaction to the development, Buhari, who is in London for UK-Africa summit, promised that boko baram will pay a heavy price for executing the Christian leader.
However, social media users in the country suggested that the president was happy about the killing, saying he had been treating the terrorists with kids glove.
Rowlando Silva said Buhari was only applauding his men.
“You are indirectly applauding your men for a job well done by killing the CAN chairman, Buhari is just pretending. We know that he is very happy about that,” he wrote on Facebook.
Another user, Ugochukwu Donatus, alleged that the president meant the opposite of what he said.
“See this is exactly opposite of what is in his mind that he is telling us, u ppl should have known who buhari is by now. More will still happen the same statement,” he stated.
Funmi Assih on the social media platform, said the president was only pretending, urging South-West governors to step up with Operation ‘Amotekun’.
“Stop to Pretend we know you as their leader(LIFE PATRON)You are not a good President instead of you to step down,but you introduce Visa on Arrival to kill more people.Southwest Governors you better step up your games with this AMOTEKUN without waiting any of this killer’s.NOW!!!!!!!,” she advised.
Fidelis Nwachukwu, another social media user, noted that the spirit of the slain CAN Chairman will hunt Buhari. He said the presidency was only playing a game.
“Surely the spirit of the CAN leader and that of Leah sharibu will be on your head We all know the game being played by the presidency,” he also wrote.
Kester T. Idiata, questioned if the terrorists have to kill a Christian leader before paying a high price.
“He said: “Stupid talk. Do they have to kill CAN Chairman for them to ‘pay heavy price’? The numerous daily killing or killing of anyone is not enough for them to ‘pay heavy price’?”
Other users asked the president to stop his usual condolence messages and protect lives and properties.
“Rubbish, when will this your condolences end, you seem to be enjoying it because you don’t want us to protect ourselves?,”Samson Nwankwo said.
El Ishama wrote on the platform: “Buhari with his usual narrative: consolation after avoidable damage, Threat to the terrorists, and then chapter closes.”
Sani Sallau Dauda, another social media user, noted that condolences by Buhari no longer make sense.
“This kind statements are no longer making any sense Mr president,” he said.
“He failed in the aspect of security but he didnt accept. the responsiblty of good government is to secure the peoples he govern. all the condolences from buhari led administration has to stop,” Abu Aisha wrote on Facebook.
Some other users on the platform lamented that those who perpetrated the killing would be rehabilitated and reintegrate into the society.