President Buhari Arrives Yobe State
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Yobe State, as part of his visit to states affected by Boko Haram attacks and herdsmen-farmers crisis.
The President who arrived in Damaturu, the state capital on Wednesday was received by the state governor, Mr Ibrahim Gaidam, and other top government officials.
During the one day visit, he is expected to meet with parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, traditional rulers, and community leaders, among other stakeholders in the state.
Meanwhile, President Buhari had a stopover in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where was earlier received by Governor Kashim Shettima.
The President further proceeded to Yobe State in company with the governor and some ministers.
School Girls Abducted
Some Boko Haram terrorists had stormed the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, and carted away with several students.
Following conflicting figures of missing students as a result of the invasion, the Federal Government confirmed that 110 girls were unaccounted for after the incident.
Amid calls from Nigerians and international bodies, including the United Nations and the United States for the rescue of the missing girls, President Buhari explained what his administration was doing to ensure their safe return.
He had also said the life of every Nigerian was important and vowed that the government would ensure the release of all citizens in the captivity of the outlawed group.
While the herdsmen-farmers crisis and Boko Haram attacks have claimed several lives, the Presidency announced on March 5 that the President would be visiting some of the states affected by the killings.
He had visited Taraba (on Monday last week) and Benue (on March 12) where he condoled with families of those who lost their lives.
States yet to be visited by the President are Zamfara and Rivers.