Buhari visits Maiduguri today

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President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Thursday to assess security situation in the north-east.

Ahead of the visit the chief of defence staff (CDS) Gen. Lucky Irabor arrived in Borno capital with other service chiefs on Wednesday.

Among Irabor’s entourage were chief of army staff, Maj. Gen. Farouq Yahaya; chief of air staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao; chief of naval staff, Admiral Awwal Gambo; and chief of military intelligence.

Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali, who arrived earlier, received the CDS and service chiefs at the Maiduguri airport from where they all proceeded to headquarters of joint task force Operation Hadin Kai.

Welcoming the security chiefs, acting theatre commander Maj. Gen. F.O Omoigui said the task force has recorded success in many operations.

“These successes have continue to create more enabling environment for socio economic activities,” Omoigui said.

Meanwhile, Buhari is expected to address troops and inaugurate some completed federal and state government projects in Borno.