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  • Updated: December 23, 2021

Explosions Rock Maiduguri As President Buhari Visits

Explosions Rock Maiduguri As President Buhari Visits

President Muhammadu Buari arrives Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Maiduguri as part of a one-day official visit to Borno moments after reports of explosions in the state.

According to NAN, the presidential jet landed on Thursday at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport at about 11.45 a.m.

Earlier reports revealed that about four people were killed after three explosions rocked Maiduguri.

The blasts which come a few hours before President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state left about eight persons injured.

The president was received by Governor Babagana Zulum, his Deputy, Usman Kadafur, members of national and state houses of assembly, and some top government officials.

Other dignitaries that received the president were the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouq Yahaya, Major General Christopher Musa, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, heads of security agencies, community and religious leaders.

According to Babakura Abba-Jatau, the Commissioner of Information in the state, the Governor was honoured to welcome the President.

He said that during the visit, the President will commission the Muhammadu Indimi Centre for Distance Learning and an International Conference Centre, both of which were eleganthy built for the University of Maiduguri.

“Mr President will also commission three of the numerous landmark projects executed by the administration of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum in two years.

“The projects include Bornos first flyover with upper and lower lanes at the old Customs Round about 10-kilometer dualize Maiduguri-Muna road and a new Mega Secondary School in Kushari in Maiduguri.

“The good people of Borno State are always excited to welcome and host President Muhammadu Buhari," the Commissioner said.

He added that the visit of the President was in recognition of open affection and love for Borno which is demonstrated in his relentless and sincere commitment to the fight against insurgency in spite of challenges in the midst of many victories.
 

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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