President Muhammadu Buhari has been booed by residents – mostly youths – of Maiduguri State during his brief visit on Wednesday, February 12.
According to a Twitter post, Buhari received boos from Maiduguri residents when he arrived at the capital of Borno State on a visit over the recent killing of 30 travelers by Boko Haram insurgents.
The youths had lined up on both sides of the road along the airport way, shouting in Hausa, ‘Ba ma so’ which means ‘We don’t want.’
A tweet by Abubakar Hidima shows the video of the youths booing the Nigerian president, who arrived in Maiduguri a few hours after arriving Nigeria from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he attended the 33rd Ordinary Session of Presidents and Governments of the African Union.
Visibly angry youths & citizens of Maiduguri protesting against the negligence of the @MBuhari administration to the security. The message is clear. "We don't want", "We don't want".
— Hidima, Ph.D. (@Realoilsheikh) February 12, 2020
Hidima’s video was accompanied by the caption, “Visibly angry youths & citizens of Maiduguri protesting against the negligence of the @MBuhari administration to the security. The message is clear. “We don’t want”, “We don’t want”. We hope that the @NGRPresident @MBuhari realizes how bad the security in the country is.“
In a statement issued by Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, the president commiserated with the family of victims of attacks in the state and assured them that his administration would bring Boko Haram to an end.
“The commitment of this administration to protect the lives of Nigerians will not be derailed by the cowardly and indiscriminate violence against innocent people by Boko Haram terrorists,’’ he said.