Residents Boo President Buhari Upon Visit To Maiduguri

SAN FRANCISCO, February 12, (THEWILL) – 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.

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 where 30 travelers were killed.

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

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

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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.

However, 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.”