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Buhari embarrassed as Pigeons refused to fly at Armed Forces Day
The doves, in any other case often called white pigeons, released to fly on Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony, failed regardless of a number of attempts by the President.
The refusal of the pigeon has sparked controversy on social media.
Buhari joined the remembrance day had opened the birdcage at the National Arcade, picked up one of many doves, and thrown it into the air however the bird reached back atop the cage and declined to fly.
The president, appearing desirous to let the white doves fly, unlocked the roof of the cage in an attempt to send all of them out but the birds persisted and decided to take a seat on top of the cage’s roof.
The President who indicated bored with attempting quickly left the birds and retreated to his seat. Minutes after the President had left, however, a few of the birds flew.
The reason behind the tradition of discharging doves is to observe the life of a deceased loved one and is common at vital occasions like funerals or memorials. It additionally signifies peace.
Research demonstrates that domesticated doves that are used to living in cages are usually not all the time eager on flying.
The same incident was recorded just the past year at an occasion where Pope Benedict XVI released doves during a Holocaust remembrance event. The doves were attacked by a gull, with one dove being singled out and injured, based on Wikipedia.
The Vatican discontinued the ritual in 2014 when Pope Francis released two birds that would not fly out of the window of the papal apartment and expected a number of tries to get the birds to fly out over a crowd of spectators.
The refusal of the birds to fly on Friday, nevertheless, sparked hundreds of comments on social media.
Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, who briefly explained of the All Progressives Congress, asserted the birds need to be eaten if they can’t do what they have been trained to do.
“The pigeons are tired and overtime became lazy, they don’t need to fly the spirit of The Nigerian Flag. We should roast them at Suya joint and deploy Crowwe for action,” he mentioned.
Morris Monye, a social media persona, said the Department of State Services would have charged the pigeons for humiliating the President if they could.
“I guarantee you… If it was possible, the DSS would arrest the pigeons for such an affront on the President. But really, is there peace, harmony, and security in the land?” he asked.
A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who’s a recognized critique of Buhari, additionally tweeted, “Hmmm. Even the pigeons in Nigeria.”