Nigerians React To Buhari’s #SnatchAtYourOwnRisk Comment

A storm of mixed reactions by Nigerians has greeted the comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari that the security operatives should “deal ruthlessly” with anyone who attempts to snatch ballot box during the rescheduled general elections next Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Naija News had reported earlier that the President made the comment while addressing a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Monday, February 18.

The President had said: “I have briefed the law enforcement agencies and the military. They have identified the hot spots, flashpoints.“They should be prepared to move. We have made as much arrangement as possible and resources provided as much as the country can afford.

“Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb it, maybe this is the last lawful action you will take. “I really gave the military and the police (order) to be ruthless. We are not going to be blamed that we want to rig election. I want Nigerians to be respected. Let them vote whoever they want across the parties.“

“I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life,” he added.

Moments after the President’s comments, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to air their opinions on the statement.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

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