Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Maiduguri – Presidency


Garba Shehu, Presidential spokesman, has accused  some politicians  of masterminding the booing of President Muhammadu Buhari by miscreants during his visit to  Borno State  on Wednesday.

Buhari was booed by residents  during  on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday.

In an interview with the Hausa service of the BBC, in Abuja, yesterday, Shehu  said only miscreants protested against the president’s visit.

“I was part of the delegation that entered Maiduguri right from the airport to the palace of the Shehu of Borno. The people came out to say thank you and welcome us,” Shehu said.

“But there was a group which came out shouting ‘we don’t want’.

“Some politicians gathered some miscreants and paid  them money to boo Buhari.”

The presidential spokesman  said the administration has the capacity to fight the insurgents.

During  the visit, Babagana Zulum, governor of the state, told the president that the military needed to change its strategy in the fight against Boko Haram.

He said the military needs to take the war to the insurgents in their hideouts.

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