Heavy presence of security presence in Maiduguri as President Buhari arrived in Borno State

Security operatives turned out en masse in Borno State as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and some service chiefs arrived in Maiduguri, the state capital on Thursday morning.

The presidential jet landed at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport around 10 am.

Buhari and his entourage were received by the state governor, Babagana Zulum; as well as other government officials.

The governor had in a statement on Wednesday, said, “President, Muhammadu Buhari, will be coming to Borno State on Thursday, the 17th of June, 2021.

“The President is coming to appraise security situation in the northeast, during which he will commission some of the developmental projects executed by the state government.

“The President will also commission the first phase of 10,000 houses which he generously approved and funded, for the resettlement of IDPs and refugees.”

The last time the President visited Borno was on Wednesday, 12th of February, 2020, when a crowd of angry residents booed him while his convoy drove through Maiduguri.

Buhari, upon returning from a five-day trip to Ethiopia for an African Union summit, had paid a condolence visit to the north-eastern state, following a Boko Haram attack.

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