The military days of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari may have passed, but as the saying goes, ‘‘once a soldier, always a soldier.’‘ Buhari for the first time in a long time swapped his ‘‘Agbada’‘ (most preferred local costume) for full military uniform.
The Nigerian president reputed for his preference for local costumes accompanied almost always by a cap ‘turned on the style’ with a return to his military days. The Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Army in full military attire visited troops in Dansadau, Zamfara State, to mark the 2016 Nigerian Army Day.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation has issues with its security set up. While the south is currently suffering from militant attacks and killings attributed to herdsmen, the north is notorious for activities of Boko Haram elements and cattle rustlers.
But at least Boko Haram can Spot The Difference...
Pictures of the president addressing troops have also received varied reactions by Nigerians on social media. It started with the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) accusing Buhari of imitating Goodluck Jonathan, who did something similar during his tenure.
That comment elicited a response from a government twitter handle.
PDP tweeted: “Too much of imitation is bad.”
Government responded: “But at least Boko Haram can Spot The Difference…”
Too much of imitation is bad. pic.twitter.com/2VzFFE5nTk— Adeyanju Deji (@adeyanjudeji) July 13, 2016