Buhari cancels private visit to Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled a private visit to Daura in Katsina State as a mark of respect for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the northeast zone of the country.

Instead, he will be heading to Maiduguri on Wednesday to attend the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference.

President Buhari had planned to visit his hometown of Daura from November 27 to December 2.

He earlier cancelled his official trip to Benin City, Edo, where he was billed to inaugurate the Edo-Azura Power Plant and attend the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, initially billed to take place in the ancient city.

The president’s advanced teams which left Abuja for Katsina and Benin on Sunday has been asked to return.

Buhari is, however, expected to declare the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, which was moved from Benin City to Maiduguri, Borno, on November 28 at the Government House Conference Hall (CGH).

Buhari’s new media aide Bashir Ahmad had on Sunday confirmed this development on Twitter.

He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare the COAS Annual Conference on Nov. 28, 2018 at the Conference Hall CGH in Maiduguri, Borno state.

“The conference was earlier scheduled to take place from 26 -28 November 2018 in Benin, Edo state.”

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