Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been mandated to immediately rescue students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State abducted on Friday by bandits.
Nigerians took to social media to blast the President over the state of security in the north.
The President had arrived in the state on Friday, hours before the abduction took place but failed to visit the community three days after the incident.
A google map check by SaharaReporters showed that the distance between Daura, Buhari’s hometown and Kankara is 190km, a journey of less than 3-hours if the President decided to travel by road.
Using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, Nigerians on Twitter berated Buhari over the high rate of insecurity in the country.
They also called on the President, who is currently in Daura, to show empathy by visiting the scene of the incident.
@freshfmabeokuta The abduction of these students is totally out of the sensible issue at all, yet President @MBuhari can’t visit the school where such abduction occurred, and he’s in the State, does this means he’s not the one in place of power. #BringBackOurBoys
— Yanjú Ùwálá™ (@samade327) December 14, 2020
Having a “General” as a president. One ‘ll think we ‘ll have the best security arthitectures in place. Unfortunately not as this is the worse secured period in our lives as a Nation. Nowhere seem to be safe, sleeping peacefully at night is now becoming a luxury #BringBackOurBoys
— Unbiased General (@Haji288) December 14, 2020
@MBuhari is in Daura but can’t evn go to Kankara to show his sympathy to the families of the victims. You have failed your own people.🤧 we vote u to protect our lives nd proprties, nd u don’t know wht u ar doing.
I don’t know what’s wrong with dis Guy😒💔 #BringBackOurBoys pic.twitter.com/HUvwGYyhAq
— B O S T I N G__ (@M_bosting) December 13, 2020
On Friday, when President Buhari wanted to go to the airport, the whole road was blocked-no vehicle movement around the airport road for several mins.
— Ikulajolu Oloye Adesola (@oloyenaija1) December 13, 2020
— CROWN PRINCE 👑 (@Nawas_masood) December 14, 2020