Buhari Arrives Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday morning.

Buhari, who arrived in the presidential aircraft at Maiduguri air force base at 11.05am, will also visit Yobe State, his first visit there since over 100 Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted.

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.

By 11:55 a.m., the president and the governor emerged from the meeting. Buhari was then escorted to the tarmac to board an air force helicopter to Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

Journalists other than those of NTA and the News Agency of Nigeria were said to have been barred from filming or covering the president’s arrival.

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