Nigeria:Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari – Presidency

By Olayinka Ajayi 

President Buhari greeting the military during the visit.Photo credit Buhari Sallau

Nigeria’s senior presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state.

You would recall on Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the President as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri.

Buhari who was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday.

In an interview with the Hausa service of the BBC, in Abuja, on Thursday, Shehu said only miscreants protested against the president’s visit.

“I was part of the delegation that entered Maiduguri right from the airport to the palace of the Shehu of Borno. The people came out to say thank you and welcome us,” Shehu said.

“But there was a group which came out shouting ‘we don’t want’.

“Some politicians gathered some miscreants and paid them money to boo Buhari.”

The presidential spokesman said the administration has the capacity to fight the insurgents.

During the visit, Babagana Zulum, Governor of the state, told the President that the military needed to change its strategy in the fight against Boko Haram.

President Muhammadu Buhari was on a Sympathy Visit to Borno State over Recent Terrorists Attacks on 12th Feb 2020.Photo credit Buhari Sallau
President Muhammadu Buhari was on a Sympathy Visit to Borno State over Recent Terrorists Attacks on 12th Feb 2020.Photo credit Buhari Sallau

He said the military needs to take the war to the insurgents in their hideouts.

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