Zahra Buhari-Indimi, daughter of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said the earth is “cleansing” itself and its inhabitants.
Though the President’s daughter did not explain what the earth was being cleansed of, several Nigerians on social media interpreted her comment as an allusion to the coronavirus pandemic.
Buhari-Indimi, who made the assertion in an Instagram story on Tuesday, said,
“Earth cleansing itself and its inhabitants. Karma is the most patient gangster ever.”
Several Nigerians on social media derided the comment.
On Twitter, @JVA_001 said,
“This is the insensitive post that Zahra Buhari decided to put on her stories at this time. This just shows how far removed from reality these people are.
“No compassion at such a devastating time where families are in mourning and scared. Reprehensible you’re say the least.”
@Dr_GoodStuff said, “Bravo! Is she in Primary 2?”
@heitch said, “Let’s know your status. If some people we all know but I won’t mention test positive, then I’ll agree with her.”
The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, had said her daughter, who she did not identify, had recently returned from the United Kingdom and was in self-isolation.
Mrs Buhari has four daughters.
The President’s wife, in a series of tweets, stated that she acted based on the advice of the Minister of Health and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to coronavirus, while the President tested negative.
Kyari is one of the most powerful actors in of the Buhari regime.
Since the President assumed office in 2015, Mrs Buhari has been highly critical of the cabal in the current regime with Buhari-Indimi often expressing support for her mother’s views.
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