Nigerian leader reacted to the killing of soldiers almost one week after the attack

President Muhammadu Buhari received unpleasant responses from Nigerians on Sunday as he cautioned citizens against politicising the recent killing of scores of Nigerian soldiers by a faction of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists.

The Nigerian leader had on Saturday, according to a statement from the presidency, expressed deep shock over the killing of soldiers in Metele village of Borno state by terrorists.

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The Boko Haram splinter group killed scores of soldiers in attacks on three military bases in Borno, northeast Nigeria, last week Sunday.

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had demanded explanations from Buhari on the killing of what it called ”over 70 Nigerian soldiers” by Boko Haram.

Making the party’s stance known in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP spokesman, said that the clarification from the Buhari Presidency was necessary in view of the consistent claims by the government that the insurgents had been defeated.

But Buhari personally tweeted on Sunday afternoon concerning the tragic and embarrassing development, urging Nigerians to resist the ”temptation to play politics with the tragedy of the deaths of our soldiers.”

”We must resist the temptation to play politics with the tragedy of the deaths of our soldiers. They are heroes on the frontlines,fighting to make Nigeria a safer place for us all. Rest assured that the circumstances that have led to these deaths will be comprehensively addressed,” he tweeted on his verified handle.

However, many Nigerian tweeps tackled the president over the tweet.

Concise News observed some of their tweets as captured below.