Newspaper review for Thursday, February 13: Boko Haram hits Maiduguri as Buhari visits

Newspaper review for Thursday, February 13: Boko Haram hits Maiduguri as Buhari visits

The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, February 13, leads with President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Borno state, Boko Haram's immediate attack, among others.

Vanguard reports that barely hours after President Muhammadu Buhari left Maiduguri, the Boko Haram insurgents, yesterday, launched an attack on Jiddari Polo general area of the metropolis, as residents fled their homes into the heart of the city.

Buhari had paid a consolation visit to the city following the killing of over 30 persons at Auno village on Sunday, February 9.

President Buhari had run into a storm during the visit, as some residents booed his convoy on his way to the Palace of the Emir of Borno.

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The Nation reports that Nigeria’s president has sought the cooperation of community leaders to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast.

This Boko Haram or whatever they are, cannot come up to Maiduguri or environs without the local leadership knowing. Because traditionally the local leadership is in charge of security in their areas. So, with my understanding of our culture, I wonder how Boko Haram survives up to this end," Buhari added.

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The Punch reports that a large crowd of Borno residents, on Wednesday, booed President Buhari as his convoy drove from the Maiduguri International Airport to the centre of the city.

Buhari, upon returning from a five-day trip to Ethiopia for an African Union summit, paid a condolence visit to the northeastern state, following a Boko Haram attack on Sunday.

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