- The presidency has reacted to Borno residents booing the president as his convoy moved in Borno state
- President Buhari’s spokesperson Garba Shehu said that the people chanting on the streets were paid by politicians
- On Wednesday, February 12, President Buhari was greeted by residents of Borno state with chants as he entered the town
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Thursday, February 13, said miscreants who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during his condolence visit to Borno state were paid by some politicians.
Shehu disclosed this while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa in Abuja. He explained that the president’s visit was protested by only miscreants.
The presidential aide went on to note that though some Borno residents came out to thank the Nigerian leader and welcome him, others were shouting ‘we don’t want.’
Shehu added that some miscreants were paid by politicians to boo President Buhari.
He said: “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. 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.”
President Buhari's spokesman stated that the current administration has the capacity to fight the war against insurgents.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari arrived in the country after the 33rd AU summit in Ethiopia. Shehu made this known in a statement he issued on Wednesday, February 12.
He said the president landed in Maiduguri, to pay a sympathy visit to the government and people of Borno following the incident in which Boko Haram terrorists killed several travelers.
In a related development, the president expressed sympathy for Nigerians recently killed by Boko Haram in Borno state. The president, his delegation and members of the Nigerian community in Ethiopia observed a minute of silence in honour of those who passed away in the attack.
This was done before the commencement of the president's meeting with Nigerians living in Ethiopia. The Nigerian leader assured them that his administration will continually frustrate the operations of the terrorist group and bring it to an end.
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