Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, has revealed the reason the pigeons that were released by President Muhammadu Buhari to commemorate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day refused to fly.
Adesina via Facebook stated that the refusal of the pigeons to fly into the sky shortly after they were released by the president was a natural phenomenon. According to him, there was nothing extraordinary about the incident, and that the pigeons had become accustomed to being caged.
“The pigeons had been kept in a cage. For how long, I do not know. And when birds and some other roaming animals have been circumscribed for a while, they get accustomed to their new status as lawful captives. Therefore, when you offer them freedom, they first balk, thinking it’s too good to be true. It’s a natural phenomenon.