Nigerians are reacting to the statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday calling for calm over the spate of killings in the country, while noting that his security chiefs are “racking their brains” to come up with a solution that will put an end to the killings.
Buhari said this in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Part of the statement read; “I wish to assure all Nigerians that their security is receiving the greatest attention from this administration and there is no compromise in this commitment.
“I appeal for your patience while my security teams crack (sic) their brains to put an end to this horrendous violence,” Shehu quoted Buhari as saying.
Since the statement went public, Nigerians have been reacting. See some reactions below:
By the time they finish racking their brains, we won’t have a Country called Nigeria again! Because of @MBuhari ‘s inactions, CALAMITY has befallen our land “Things Fall Apart And The Centre Cannot Hold” again
— Chukwunonso-Shalom (@codshalom77) July 12, 2018
Buhari and his cronies security chiefs did not crack their brains before deploying 30,000 police and 35,000 army to ekiti state for election. But they want to crack brain for the killings of the innocent Christians in northern part of Nigeria that has been going on for two years
— John Jerry (@JohnJer88269578) July 12, 2018
Surely the Nigerian President did not say this…What has brain racking got to do with it.
— Olawale Opayinka (@oopayinka) July 12, 2018
By the time they finish racking their dull brains, it is either we are all dead or you are no longer in power.
Wise up Old Man
— Daniel Obakozuwa (@DanielObakozuwa) July 12, 2018
Is very simple, Buhari just playing games with the lives of innocent Nigerians. He knows what he is doing. The security details are on his table, why did he make all northerners his chief security heads if no hidden agenda.
Impeach this monster , I have said my own.
— Harrison Agomuo Uwabunkeonye (@HUwabunkeonye) July 12, 2018
The brains of the people that have been massacred already or which brains?
— Buddy (@iam_sirbuddy) July 12, 2018
Nigeria is the most easiest country to govern. The people tolerate almost intolerables. And the elites have exploited this weakness and made away with such unforgivable policies and approaches of the government. I pity my fellow countrymen. Pity NIGERIA.
— Daniel Judge Okocha (@doptimist22) July 12, 2018
This statement cant be verbatim from the Commander-In-Chief or else this is the dumbest statement so far in this millinium !
— Folasade Adeite (@sadeadeite) July 12, 2018
CRACK OR RACK?
FOR HOW LONG SHALL WE BE PATIENT?
BRAIN-CRACKER, I HOPE THE OUTRAGEOUS FUNDS MEANT FOR SECURITY WILL NOT BE TOUCHED PENDING THE FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE CONFLICT RESOLUTION.
— nasir olaniran (@olanivision) July 12, 2018
— Nature (@ynature84) July 12, 2018
Tell him we want names of Politicians sponsoring Crime
— Inumidun Ogunleye (@ogunthunder) July 12, 2018
The security Chiefs better wake up from their slumbers. This is unacceptable anymore.We’re talking of human lives here.The killings has reache its height.The security Chiefs had failed the Nation.The situation is no longer under their control again. Let them wake up to their…
— Kolawole Salami (@KolawoleSalami5) July 12, 2018