President Muhammadu Buhari, will today visit Taraba before departing for Ghana.
The President is to depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6.
Intense public outrage had welcomed news of the President’s planned visit to Ghana coming a few days after he was sighted in Kano at the wedding of Governors Ganduje and Ajimobi’s children despite not visiting Benue and Yobe states which had witnessed devastating Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram attacks respectively. Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped 110 school girls last week in a Yobe school. The whereabouts of the kidnapped school girls remain unknown. President Buhari is yet to visit the state.
A Presidency statement over the weekend said President Buhari is an adult and is free to travel anywhere he like, a statement which attracted a lot of public condemnation.
In a statement Monday, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari will visit areas that have been affected by terrorist attacks, communal clashes which have led to the loss of lives and properties and kidnap of over 100 girls in Dapchi.
“Having received and studied the Reports, the President has decided to undertake an on the spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected.
“From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States.
“President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports”.
The President has therefore called on all Nigerians especially those in the affected areas to cooperate fully with the Security Agencies to enable them to curb the spate of crimes, bring those responsible to justice and prevent further occurrences.
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