Buhari Arrives Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Maiduguri the Borno State Capital, ahead of his visit to Yobe State to commiserate with families of 110 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at Government Girls Science and Technical School, Dapchi, on February 19.
The visit is also in furtherance of the President’s nationwide visit to troubled areas across the country, having previously visited Taraba, Plateau and Benue state.
The presidential aircraft arrived the air force base at 11.05 a.m. The President was received at the Maiduguri International Airport by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno; Chief of Defence Staff, General Obayomi Olonishakin; National Security Adviser, Retired Major General Babagana Monguno and other service chiefs.
Others were the ministers of Education; Youth and Sports, Interior and Information and Culture, Mr Adamu Adamu; Solomon Dalong, Abdulrahman Dambazau and Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
After taking the military parade, the president immediately went into a closed-door meeting at the lounge of the air force base with the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, and some top military commanders including the Chief of Air Staff. The President is expected to fly to Yobe state later today.