Connect with us

News

Buhari booed by Maiduguri crowd as he makes condolence visit

Published

on


A large crowd of Borno residents, on Wednesday, booed President Muhammadu Buhari as his convoy drove from the Maiduguri International Airport to the centre of the city, Punch reported.

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

As his convoy moved to the city at 1:30pm, he was booed by residents, who lined up along the airport road.

At the airport, the President did not shake hands with some traditional rulers, who came to welcome him.

During previous visits to Borno State, Buhari received a warm reception from residents of the state, which is regarded as one of his strongholds.

In the last presidential election, Buhari had his widest margin of victory in Borno State, where he polled 836,496 votes out of 955,205 votes that were cast, which constitutes a margin of over 85 per cent.

His closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 71,788 votes.

On Wednesday, the people, who were dissatisfied with the upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in the state, lined up along the airport road and shouted in Hausa Bama so! Bamayi!, meaning “We don’t want,” “we’re not interested.”

There have been sustained attacks by insurgents on roads leading to Maiduguri in recent times. On Sunday, no fewer than 30 travellers, including children and women, were burnt to death by insurgents, who invaded Auno, 20 kilometres to Maiduguri.

Two weeks ago, two persons were slaughtered by Boko Haram and their frozen fish carted away. The victims slept in a truck because they could not meet the 5pm deadline when the military usually shut the Maiduguri gate.

On January 6, the insurgents attacked Gamboru in the state, with no fewer than 30 persons killed after an improvised explosive device exploded on a bridge.

Also on January 18, one soldier and four Boko Haram terrorists were killed during an attack on an aid facility in the Ngala area of the state, where at least 20 internally displaced persons waiting for assistance at the facility were killed.

Also on January 20, many residents were abducted in two confrontations between the military and Boko Haram insurgents on the Bama-Gwoza highway.

A day later, eight soldiers were reportedly killed during a battle with the Boko Haram insurgents in Kaga, Borno.

The insurgents had disguised and moved in a police vehicle towards a military base, before opening fire on unsuspecting soldiers near their trench.

But Buhari, in an op-ed in a United States-based magazine, Christianity Today, had last week stated that since he assumed office in 2015, the insurgents had been weakened by the armed forces.

The President’s comment came on the heels of criticisms by prominent Nigerians and groups, including the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, who expressed concern about increasing insecurity in the country

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]
News2 weeks ago

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]

Metro3 weeks ago

Spain’s first coronavirus patient reportedly recovers after receiving HIV And MS Drugs

World News3 days ago

America surpasses China, Italy to become most infected with coronavirus with 85,000 cases

Sacking service chiefs is threat to national unity — Presidency
Press Release3 days ago

President Buhari sends messages to Nigerians on coronavirus, with approval of N5bn intervention fund and another N10bn request

News3 weeks ago

No February salary for Lecturers who are not on IPPIS – Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

News3 days ago

About 14 percent of the recovered coronavirus patients in China test positive again

News3 weeks ago

BREAKING: Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi dethroned

News3 weeks ago

Kano new Emir, Bayero sheds tear after receiving appointment letter from Ganduje

Breaking news5 days ago

Hillary Clinton tackles Donald Trump for asking Americans to return to work to avoid crippling economy amid coronavirus pandemic

Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanca
News3 weeks ago

Volunteers to receive £3,500 after been infected with Coronavirus in attempt to find vaccine

News2 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Pastor Oyedepo cancels church services over dreaded disease

celebrity news3 weeks ago

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Breaking news6 days ago

Breaking: Outbreak of new Hantavirus in China amid Coronavirus spread

SCOVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment
News2 days ago

COVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment

News2 days ago

Coronavirus: Man asked to go home and self-isolate after testing positive but no bed space for him

Politics3 weeks ago

Igbos will know they are no longer Nigerians if denied presidency in 2023 – Former Governor of Anambra State, Uche Ezeife

crime3 weeks ago

Fake soldier and police corporal arrested in Oyo State

Metro2 weeks ago

How I was manhandled by Police, DSS, others – Sanusi

BREAKING: AGF Malami orders Police to unseal Peace Corps Headquarters
News4 weeks ago

BREAKING: AGF Malami orders Police to unseal Peace Corps Headquarters

Viral2 days ago

Imam of Peace continues to drag President Buhari…trends #Presidentcovik, #ResignBuhari

Sports13 hours ago

Ronaldo, Ramsey, others agree to take Juventus wage cut amid coronavirus spread

News13 hours ago

You are a patriot and political leader– Jonathan celebrates Tinubu at 68

Metro13 hours ago

UCH CMD, Prof Otegboye test positive for coronavirus

Breaking: Immigration DG, Babandede confirms positive status for COVID-19
Breaking news13 hours ago

Breaking: Immigration DG, Babandede confirms positive status for COVID-19

royal news14 hours ago

Queen Elizabeth’s coronavirus status confirmed positive by Buckingham Palace

celebrity news15 hours ago

Coronavirus: South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest cries out musicians will go hungry if lockdown persists

News15 hours ago

Four bridegrooms arrested for violating coronavirus lockdown order in Kaduna

News15 hours ago

I had 102 degree fever, wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy– Coronavirus survivor says, warns people to stay indoors

News16 hours ago

Husband contracts coronavirus after hosting wedding anniversary party of less than 10 people

Breaking news17 hours ago

Numbers of coronavirus cases rises to 97 with 8 new cases in FCT, Oyo, Kaduna, Osun

crime17 hours ago

Man reportedly murders his pregnanat wife 2 minths after their wedding (graphic photos)

Politics17 hours ago

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan under fire after calling coronavirus CoOD 19

News1 day ago

FG not paying Nigerians N30,000 as relief fund for coronavirus — Femi Adesina

News1 day ago

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, tests positive for Coronavirus

News1 day ago

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria rises to 89 as 8 new cases are reported

News2 days ago

Coronavirus: US Govt set to evacuate citizens in Nigeria

News2 days ago

51 Italian doctors who tested positive for coronavirus have all died from the disease

News2 days ago

Obasanjo donates his 32-room residence as isolation centre for coronavirus

News2 days ago

Goodluck Jonathan publicly accepts apology of a writer and Buhari supporter who wrote a damning article against him in 2014

News2 days ago

Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha who died rescuing students in Abule Ado Gas explosion buried (photos)

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 13,596 other subscribers