Nigerians on social media have reacted to the video which captures the moment when the white pigeons released by President Muhammadu Buhari refused to fly.
President Buhari along with other top officials participated in the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Arcade in Abuja on Friday, January 15.
As it is the tradition, President Buhari released the white pigeons so they can fly- their flight signifies the peace, unity and security of Nigeria. However, the birds refused to fly even after the cage was opened.
This video has generated sparks from Nigerians on social media. Currently on Twitter, ‘Pigeon’ is sitting on the trends table. Most Nigerians have claimed that the pigeons are protest the state of things on the country.
Some reactions read;
“Pigeons wey dey protest ✊🏾 Things we love to see 😊”
“Let me tell you the symbolic reason why pigeons are released to fly. It is to signify peace, harmony and security in the country. The pigeons refused to fly!”
“How dare the recalcitrant Pigeons?! Opposition parties must be held liable for this failure to launch in the spirit of peace. Apologies Mr President, don’t mind them. The pigeons must be investigated and their collaborators smoked out. Nonsense. 😡”
“Nothing moves in this country, not economy, not even pigeons.”
“Birds love to fly. Caged birds will fly once the cage is open. My man opened the cage, they even tried to push the pigeons to fly. Omo them no gree 😭😭😭. Pigeon no wan make bandit nab them, where papa pigeonma wan see 4M this Dry season.”
“Someone said the Pigeons didn’t fly cos they know SARS might be shooting in the air sporadically 😭😂”
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