Nigerians boo Buhari as he visits attack victims

Nigerians boo Buhari as he visits attack victims
Source: BBC
Date: 13-02-2020 Time: 07:02:09:am

Residents of Maiduguri in northern Nigeria's Borno state booed President Muhammadu Buhari's convoy as he arrived for a "sympathy visit" on Wednesday following an attack in the area that left 30 people dead.

Militants burnt travellers to death while they were sleeping in their vehicles during an overnight stop in the nearby village of Auno on Tuesday.

A video shared online shows youths shouting "Ba ma so" which is Hausa for "we don't want" at the presidential convoy:

President Buhari flew straight to Maiduguri on Wednesday from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, where he has been on a state visit.

After reportedly meeting with residents and local government officials in Borno state, President Buhari tweeted his "assurance" to all Nigerians that security improvements were under way:

Nigerian media reported that residents said they were tired of promises made by the government and wanted action to stop the attacks.