President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters beat up young man for saying the president would lose election in 2019. We are not clear where the incident happened but from the photo it seems to be in the city of Kano.
Sagir Yana, a native of Bauchi, excitedly posted it on his wall. On Facebook he claims to be an activist. Many have wondered why an activist would be celebrating the beating of an individual by mobs because he expressed a political view that he would not support the president. The photos has since gone viral in social media.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters are known for violence and the president and presidency have never condemned this.
When President Buhari was sick in London, protesters who asked for his resignation or that he should return back to the country led by Charles Oputa, aka, Charly Boy, were attacked in Wuse Market, Abuja. They almost killed the protesters. Many of President Buhari’s supporters on social media supported the action of supporters, asking why they should go to protest in Wuse Market.
In 2010 after Buhari lost election to Goodluck Jonathan, over a thousand people were killed by his supporters in the north, mostly Christians and Southerners who were perceive to have voted for Goodluck. Goodluck Jonathan then described the incident as reminiscent of events that led to the Nigerian civil war from 1967 to 1970.