Again, pigeons released by President Buhari at Armed Forces remembrance refuse to fly

Pigeons released by Buhari at Armed Forces remembrance [PHOTO CREDIT: @BashirAhmaad]

White pigeons caused a stir at the Eagle Square on Friday when they refused to fly after being released by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president was at the venue to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day alongside his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, and leaders of the National Assembly.

The president had opened the cage housing the pigeons in order for them to fly but the birds refused.

In order to salvage the situation, the president picked one and threw into the air but it landed back into the cage and refused to fly.

The birds later flew into the air after the president returned to his seat.

The ritual is performed every year to commemorate the lives of departed members of the armed forces. It is a symbol of peace.

The refusal of the birds to fly has brought up so many debates on social media with some attributing it to the alleged injustice and insecurity in the country.

However, a veterinary doctor, Jarumi Barnabas, explained that flying birds are not always eager to fly immediately after release having been confined in a cage for a long period.

Pigeons released by the president in 2019 also refused to fly immediately they were released.

During the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in 2014, pigeons released by former President Goodluck Jonathan also refused to fly immediately.



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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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