By Yemi Adebowale
Supporters of General Muhammadu Buhari, APC Presidential Candidate in Nigeria’s 2015 presidential polls, have launched a barrage of threats and attacks against Richard Grenell, who wrote an article linking General Buhari to Boko Haram and ISIS.
Grenell, a former spokesman to four United States Ambassadors to the United Nations had in an article published in the Washington Times advised the Obama administration on the dangers of a Buhari presidency to US global efforts in combatting terrorism.
The story which broke the Internet on the Nigerian Twitter space on Saturday via the hashtag #ISISBuhari immediately made its way to the front page of major Nigerian newspapers between Sunday and Monday.
Angered by what they considered a negative opinion on their candidate, Buhari’s supporters on Twitter unleashed a salvo of threats, denigrating and hate remarks at Richard Grenell.
Below are a few tweets, which captured Grenell’s spat with some of General Buhari’s supporters.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 22, 2015
@RichardGrenell what can someone expect from a gay like you , nothing but bullshit .
— olatunji iniesta (@ogunsanyah) March 21, 2015