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Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's president, pauses during the International Forum on Peace and Security In Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The peace forum, which is being convened by Senegal's president Macky Sall, brings together leaders from African to discuss security-related challenges on the continent. Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

Politicians Paid Miscreants To Boo Buhari In Borno – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state.

On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was 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, on Thursday, 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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