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Buhari arrives Maiduguri amid bomb explosions near airport

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President Muhammadu Buhari wearing face mask ©Bayo Omoboriowo.

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on a one-day visit.

Mr Buhari, according to media reports, landed at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) wing of the Maiduguri International Airport Thursday morning.

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Before his arrival, series of Bomb explosions were reported close to the airport with about five casualties recorded while others were injured.

The president, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), is in the state to commission some developmental projects.

Mr Buhari and his delegations were received by Governor Babagana Zulum, his deputy, Usman Kadafur, members of national and state houses of assembly, and some top government officials.

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