Breaking: President Buhari Cancels Zamfara Trip, Gives Reason

Breaking: President Buhari Cancels Zamfara Trip, Gives Reason

  • President Muhammadu Buhari's planned visit to Zamfara state slated for Thursday, January 27, has been postponed
  • Zamfara state governor, Bello Mattawale, confirmed that the president's trip was canceled due to poor weather conditions
  • Mattawale noted that a new date for the president’s visit to the north-west state would be announced later

The condolence visit to Zamfara state by President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled for Thursday, January 27, has been canceled.

The Nation reports that Governor Bello Mattawale confirming the development said Buhari postponed the visit due to poor weather conditions that affected his flight.

President Buhari
President Buhari has postponed his visit to Zamfara state. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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Recall that Buhari was scheduled to pay a sympathy visit to Zamfara over the killings of innocent lives by terrorists.

The president had already left the Presidential Villa, Abuja for Sokoto state where he was to commission a new three million metric tonne cement plant.

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Speaking further, Mattawale said a new date for the Nigerian leader’s visit to the north-west state would be announced later, The Punch added.

Buhari was scheduled to move to Zamfara from Sokoto after commissioning some projects but he went back to Abuja instead after calling off the trip.

Zamfara massacre: Tears, heartbreak as 143 buried after deadly attack previously reported that in the wake of brutal attacks on several communities in Zamfara state no fewer than 143 bodies have been recovered and buried.

The attacks took place on Wednesday, January 5, and Thursday, January 6 in Anka and Bukuyyum local government areas.

It was gathered that migrating terrorists loyal to terror kingpin, Bello Turji, descended on the locals, killing many on their way from Fakai forest.

Residents of the area speaking to the news publication on Friday, January 7, revealed that more corpses were being recovered from bushes. The discovered remains of victims were decapitated or burnt beyond recognition.

Bola Tinubu donates N50million to victims of Gusau attack in Zamfara state

Meanwhile, All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has donated the sum of N50million to families of victims of killings in two local government areas of Zamfara state.

Tinubu, the national leader of the APC, made the donation on Thursday, January 13, when he paid a visit to the northwest state ravaged by banditry in the last few months.

At least, 58 people were reported killed when bandits raided some villages in some local governments in the state.


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