Nigerians React as Pigeons Released by Buhari Refuse to Fly at Armed Forces Remembrance Day (VIDEO)

The refusal of the white pigeons released by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony has sparked a debate on social media.

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A debate on social media has sparked the rejection of the white pigeons released by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony.

A debate on social media has sparked the rejection of the white pigeons released by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony.

At the National Arcade, the President opened the bird cage, picked up one of the doves and threw it into the air, but the bird landed on top of the cage and refused to fly, Ejes Gist Nigeria reports.

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In a bid to send them all out, Buhari, who was eager to let the white pigeons escape, opened the roof of the cage, but the birds remained stubborn and preferred to sit on the roof of the cage.

However, some of the birds flew moments after the President had left and returned to his seat.

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The practise of releasing doves is to remember a deceased loved one’s life and is prevalent at important occasions such as funerals or memorials. It signifies harmony as well.

When Pope Francis released two birds that would not fly out of the window of the papal apartment and took multiple attempts to get the birds to fly out over a crowd of spectators, the Vatican stopped the practise in 2014.

The doves declined to travel in 2014 when they were freed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Enugu, the Spiritual Director of the Ministry of Adoration, Rev Fr. The incident at the time was identified by Ejike Mbaka as a sign that God had abandoned Jonathan.

The birds’ reluctance to travel on Friday, however, ignited thousands of social media reactions.

A former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Adamu Garba, said the birds should be eaten if they cannot do what they were taught to do.

The pigeons are tired and have become lazy overtime, they don’t want to fly the Nigerian Flag spirit. At Suya joint, we should roast them and deploy Crowwe for action,” he said.

Morris Monye, a social media celebrity, said the Department of State Services would have detained the pigeons if they could, for humiliating the President.

I assure you… if it could, the DSS would arrest the pigeons for such an affront to the President. But really, is there peace in the country, harmony and security? “Asked him.

“A former education minister, Oby Ezekwesili, who is a well-known critic of the President, also tweeted, “Hmmm. And Nigeria’s pigeons.


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