Buhari visits Borno to mark World Humanitarian Day


BY YUNUSA BUNU, AUGUST 17, 2022 | 04:22 PM

To mark the World Humanitarian Day 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari will be paying a one day working visit to Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State on Thursday.

Borno is the state most hit by terrorism in Nigeria in the last 12 years due to Boko Haram, with a conservative figure of some 20, 000 deaths and displacement of 2.6 million at some point.

This brought about serious humanitarian crisis that called for global support, including a visit by António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General this year and moving in of humanitarian bodies.

Though relative peace has been achieved in many parts of the state, as a result of which several IDP camps were shut down and the inhabitants resettled, the state still skirmishes of some security and humanitarian crisis.

Buhari has visited the state several times since 2015, in all of which he has assured his government’s commitment to end the crisis and rebuild the North East.

As common with similar presidential visits in the past, roads are expected to be closed with the duration of the president’s visit.

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