President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country from his visit to Ethiopia and immediately visited Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, on a condolence visit over the recent killings in the state.
The presidential jet conveying the President landed in Maiduguri at 12:45pm from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended an African Union summit, according to a presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
“12:45pm. President Buhari, aboard the BBJ from Addis Ababa just landed in Maiduguri. He is paying a sympathy visit to the government and people of Borno following the recent horrific incident in which BH terrorists killed several travelers,” Shehu said in a text message sent to State House correspondents.
About 30 travellers were killed in the Sunday attacks in Auno, a location just 25 kilometres to Maiduguri.
The passengers, who were en route to Maiduguri, were attacked around 10pm on Sunday.
Many vehicles were also set ablaze by the insurgents.
Boko Haram has stepped up their attacks in the North-East geopolitical region, particularly on soft targets.