Security heightened as Buhari arrives Maiduguri

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

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

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

Buhari is in Borno to appraise security situation in the northe-east. During the visit, he will commission some 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,” a statement by Zulum on Wednesday read.

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