Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Aisha Reacts As Buhari Pigeons Refuse To Fly

Aisha Yesufu has reacted to a video showing the moment Buhari Pigeons refused to fly.

This medium had reported earlier that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was left bemused and apparently embarrassed after efforts to perform the yearly ritual of releasing pigeons to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday did not go as planned.

During the event, all efforts made by Nigerian leader to persuade a bunch of white doves to fly out of their birdcage proved abortive at the National Arcade on Friday afternoon. A large number of the resistant birds interestingly flew out of the cage shortly after President Buhari had left the scene following repeated unsuccessful tries.

Many Nigerians who reacted to the development on social media especially the micro-blogging site, Twitter, adjudged the incident of the birds to be a reflection of the widespread disunity and worsening security situation in Nigeria.

Howbeit, Buhari is not the first President to experience this as it is not unusual for pigeons to refuse absconding their cage during celebratory events. A similar incident had occurred at the Eagle Square during the 2013 Remembrance Day under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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However, like other Nigerians, Aisha Yesufu, an activist and top Buhari’s critic, took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to air her opinions.

Aisha tweeted: Has NBC fined the pigeons? Or fined the media houses for not asking the pigeons to fly?”