president had for the first time put off the yearly independence
anniversary ceremonies in Abuja and headed for Maiduguri to join the
troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgency to commemorate the
Independence Day celebrations.
statement by the president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu said Buhari
reiterated an earlier warning in his independence anniversary broadcast
that he would not watch the country break up and dismissed separatists
as dreamers who were not born when the country went through a
debilitating civil war in which two million lives were lost.
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