Speaking in language has become a method of communicating between the Nigerian Government and the Igbos, especially the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the South- eastern part of the country. This method was introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari while speaking on the insecurity allegedly cause by IPOB in the region.
Buhari Called IGBO Dot In A Circle, Spoke To Them In The Language They Understand
Early this year, Nigerians called on their President, Muhammadu Buhari to respond to the rampant insecurity in South- east Nigeria. The lives and property were destroyed during an attack on both the government and private facilities.
In April, an unfortunate attack happened in Imo State as the Police headquarters in the state was attacked, and thousands of inmates were freed as one of the plans of IPOB who was accused of being behind the attack to secede from Nigeria.
Buhari finally reacted to the situation during an interview with Arise TV in June, referred to IPOB as a dot in a circle that will be treated in the language they understand.
He said, ” That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere.
” And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties, I don’ t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.
” In any case, we say we’ ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ ll organise the police and the military to pursue them. ”
Indeed, the military and other security forces went after IPOB members, killing scores of their leaders while many Igbo youths were arrested.
Interestingly, the President was invited to one of the Igbo States by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.
Imolites Shun Buhari, They Refused To Welcome Him
Despite that, it was announced that President Buhari will visit Imo State ahead of the trip. The Imolites also speak to the President in a different language to show how is coming to the state is not their priority.
The people of Imo preferred to follow the directive of groups and individuals who urged them not to welcome Buhari by sitting in their respective homes than to welcome a man who referred to them as a dot in a circle.
In his reaction, former media aide to ex- President Goodluck Jonathan and controversial author, Reno Omokri mocked the President, stressed that Buhari’ s cows are more than the people that welcome Mr. President.
He said, ” Look at the so- called ‘ mammoth crowd’ that turned up for General Buhari in Imo. Even Buhari’ s cows that don’ t increase in number are more than this crowd. What happened oga Buhari? Abi your trouser make Imo people fear? Imo’ s state’ s streets were as empty as Nigeria’ s treasury during Buhari’ s visit and I commend all Imolites for heeding my call and others to reject the WAECless tyrant who has turned Nigeria into the world headquarters for extreme. Buhari, who is now a dot in a circle? You or Igbos? ”
Buhari’ s Trousers Added To The Humiliation
As expected, President Buhari stormed Imo State, dressed as a typical Igbo man. He put on the same type of cloth as the South- east governors and notable individuals that greased the occasion.
The event became worse for General Buhari when the media spotted how unkempt his trousers are.
To add to the insult, Nigerians on social media waste no time start sharing pictures of the President on social networks with different funny, abusive, and unacceptable captions.
In his comment, a prominent member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Simon Ekpa, mocked the President as he warned against the arrest of the tailor who designed Buhari’ s trousers.
” Nothing must happen to the person who sowed that trouser or the contractor to the Isiagu.
” The Igboman has spoken in a very different language, hopefully, the man understands this language when he read the opinion of Nigeria, Biafra, Oduduwa and Middle Belt citizens, ” Mr. Ekpa posted on his official Facebook account.
Omokri Linked Buhari’ s Trousers To Abba Kyari ‘ The Tailor’
DCP Abba Kyari is one of the most respected and decorated Nigerian police officers until he was suspended due to his connection to an Internet fraudster Ramon Abass known as Hushpuppi.
Kyari earned the title of ‘ The Tailor’ when he claimed that he only introduced Mr. Abass to his cloth vendor. Stressed that Hushpuppi later sent N300, 000 to the tailor.
Therefore, Reno Omokri while commenting on Buhari’ s trousers asked may be Kyari is the Tailor that sewed such a funny trouser for the President.
” Was it Kyari the tailor that sewed this trouser for you? Even you, how would someone present this trouser to you and you agree to wear it? Where is your judgment? Trouser that looks like what you did to the Nigerian economy? Even prisoners wear better trousers than this. Trouser that looks like what a plumber sewed. Honestly, Buhari you could have done better! ” Omokri wrote in an Instagram post.