Following increased concerns about Buhari’s current health condition, a Nigerian Police officer has vowed to kill no less than 200 people if the President dies.
The police officer identified as Inusa Saidu Biu from Biu, a local government area in Southern Borno State, alleged that Buhari had earlier been poisoned but was saved by God. He also described the 74-year-old president as a cat with nine lives. In his online post, Officer Saidu wrote:
“After they poisoned him God did not let him die, BUHARI the cat with nine lives, now they want you to resign so that they will continue to steal our yam? no way, your enemies will die like mosquitoes before you including those who are commenting negatively, shege yan buro uba, zamu ci uwarku, if buhari dies, I promise to kill 200 people.”
Since his post appeared online, the police officer has been attacked and criticised for making such a statement, with many calling for his immediate arrest.
In the meantime, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Moshood Jimoh, has reacted to officer Saidu’s statement disclosing that the police headquarters was already aware of the situation. He said investigations had commenced so as to first ascertain if Biu is actually a policeman, the PUNCH reports.
“We have seen the post and we are investigating it. Anybody can post anything on social media. We first need to ascertain if that man is a policeman, and the necessary procedure will be taken.
“A policeman should not make social comments on issues. We Are investigating and will make the findings public very soon,” Jimoh said.
Meanwhile, amidst concerns by Nigerians about Buhari’s health, the President was on Wednesday, April 26, conspicuously absent at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. In his stead, the meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
BuzzNigeria recalls that two weeks ago, Buhari was also absent at the weekly council meeting, and last week, the meeting did not hold as a result of the Easter break, according to the Presidency.
The cabinet reportedly had awaited the president’s arrival until the State House Chief of Protocols suddenly stepped in at 11.00am and whispered to Osinbajo. A security officer had also stood anxiously behind the president’s official seat in expectation of Buhari’s attendance.
Osinbajo kick-started the meeting with a call for the recitation of the national anthem as well as prayers by the Ministers of Education and Health, Adamu Adamu and Isaac Adewole respectively. Immediately the meeting commenced, ministers were sighted curiously whispering.
Explaining reasons for President Buhari’s absence at the weekly FEC meeting, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the President was still resting at home.
Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the council meeting, Lai Mohammed said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who presided over the meeting in Buhari’s absence would be meeting the President at his official residence later in the day.