SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Makurdi, the Benue State capital, to meet with the Governor Samuel Ortom, and stakeholders.
The President, who arrived at the Makurdi Airport at exactly 10:43 am on Monday morning, will head to the Government House, where the stakeholders are already waiting to meet with him.
This is the President’s first visit to the state months after the New Year killings which claimed the lives of over 70 people leading to criticisms over his failure to visit the State immediately.
Ahead of his visit to Benue, security has been beefed up as armed security personnel were seen deployed to strategic areas in Makurdi while others were seen patrolling streets in armoured tanks and vehicles as part of measures to boost up security in the state.
Patrol officers with sniffer dogs were also sighted along busy streets and highways in the state capital while a military helicopter was sighted conducting aerial surveillance.
Similarly, siren-blaring police patrol vans conveying armed security personnel decked in bullet prove vestments were seen patrolling the streets.