On Tuesday, suspected terrorists attacked the advance team of President Muhammadu Buhari on their way to Katsina State where he is scheduled to visit for the Eid-Ul-Adha celebrations this weekend.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu confirmed the development in a statement, saying two persons sustained injuries in the process and were already receiving medical attention.
The attackers were said to have opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions, but were repelled by security operatives.
This development has since sparked mixed reactions from Nigerians on social media, as many consider the attack on the president as an indication of the failure of his administration to tackle insecurity.
Reacting, a Twitter user, @el_bonga said: “The fact that bandits had the audacity to attack the convoy of President Buhari is more than enough reason to tell you that the insecurity in Nigeria is on a different proportion.Treat these bandits like the terrorists that they’re. No one is safe if the president’s convoy isn’t.”
A legal practitioner, @AnthonyEhilebo lamented: “Just imagine what APC has done to Nigeria. Kidnappers attempting to move Nigeria President. Just Imagine the headline..
“President Buhari Kidnapped”. Kidnappers demand $10B ransom.”
Another tweep, @I_am_Ilemona wrote: “In one night, terrorists have attacked the convoy of President Buhari’s advance team in Katsina & the Kuje Prisons, in Kuje Area Council of Abuja. This is a few days after the attack in Shiroro where several military personnel were killed. We cannot continue like this.”
For @Al_ameen_Yabo, the incessant terror attacks show that Buhari is Nigeria’s worst president in history.
“Bandits attacked jengebe, mafara, kuje and even presidential convoy today. #Abuja, Zamfara and katsina were all attacked in the same day under president Buhari. The worst president in the history of Nigeria by far,” he said.