President Buhari Abandons a Nation in Mourning, Departs for Mauritania

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Daura for Mauritania after a one-day official visit to Katsina State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the president took off from the Katina International Airport to Mauritania for an official engagement.

The Air Force helicopter marked NAF-600 left the Daura helipad at exactly 9.30 a.m on Saturday.

Buhari was in Katsina to commiserate with victims of windstorm which affected some parts of the state recently.

Nigerians are currently mourning a series of tragedies that have befallen the nation in the past few days.

More than 200 people were killed last Saturday night when suspected herdsmen attacked many villages in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas of the state.

Many were killed and 54 vehicles burnt on Wednesday in an inferno after a tanker went up in flames on the popular Otedola Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Lagos.



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