Abba Kyari: We Couldn’t Invite Soldiers To Flog Crowd At Burial – Presidency

April 19, 2020
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Buhari Govt Sends 'Strong' Warning To US, UK, EU Over Onnoghen

The Presidency has reveal why numerous people were at the burial of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.

President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, while speaking on the burial noted that there was nothing they could do to bar the crowd.

Sehu in the statement noted that the crowd were not invited to the burial and they could not invite soldiers to flog and chase them away.

He further stated that the burial was delayed in an attempt to maintain social distancing but had to proceed as more people kept trooping to the cemetery

“Was there any invitation for the public to come for the burial? Go back to my Twitter handle and read what I posted. From 10am, when we picked up the body at the airport, we sent a message out that the funeral will be private and that the public should please go and pray for Abba Kyari.”

“We also said no condolence visits to the President and family. What can we do? Are we going to invite soldiers to flog people who came to pay their last respect to the man?”

“We didn’t invite people. We were trying to move people back and observe social distancing and it was delaying the funeral. We just have to do it because people are not ready to leave. What are we going to do?” he asked.



Buhari Govt Sends 'Strong' Warning To US, UK, EU Over Onnoghen

The Presidency has reveal why numerous people were at the burial of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.

President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, while speaking on the burial noted that there was nothing they could do to bar the crowd.

Sehu in the statement noted that the crowd were not invited to the burial and they could not invite soldiers to flog and chase them away.

He further stated that the burial was delayed in an attempt to maintain social distancing but had to proceed as more people kept trooping to the cemetery

“Was there any invitation for the public to come for the burial? Go back to my Twitter handle and read what I posted. From 10am, when we picked up the body at the airport, we sent a message out that the funeral will be private and that the public should please go and pray for Abba Kyari.”

“We also said no condolence visits to the President and family. What can we do? Are we going to invite soldiers to flog people who came to pay their last respect to the man?”

“We didn’t invite people. We were trying to move people back and observe social distancing and it was delaying the funeral. We just have to do it because people are not ready to leave. What are we going to do?” he asked.

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