Sunday, 1 October 2017

Independence Day: President Buhari visits Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram (PHOTO)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday travelled to Borno to celebrate the Independence Anniversary with soldiers fighting Boko Haram.

According to a statement by Olatokunbo Adesanya, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, the president was received at an Air Force base by service chiefs and the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.
“Immediately after the brief reception at the NAF Base, President Buhari was airlifted with a NAF Agusta 109 Light Utility Helicopter to the venue of the celebrations in Maimalari Barracks,” Mr. Adesanya said.
“While addressing the frontline personnel, the president expressed the nation’s gratitude for the sacrifices being made by members of the Armed Forces. He added that without their efforts, the relative peace being enjoyed by Nigerians would not have been possible.
“He therefore commended them and promised that the nation would not spare expenses in ensuring the welfare of military personnel as well as in further enhancing their capacity.”
The trip is believed to have been made after the televised Independence Day broadcast by the president wherein he highlighted the achievements of his administration and the challenges being faced.

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