Katsina, Daura Go Crazy Over President Buhari’s Return From London

President Buhari is seriously celebrated in Katsina, Daura as major streets in Katsina state suddenly became empty immediately President Muhammadu Buhari landed in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city on Saturday, August 19.

Businesses also shut down while many viewing centres switched from live matches to local television stations to join the broadcast of the president’s return from London.

Buhari travelled to London from Nigeria on May 7 for an ailment.

There were, however, pockets of jubilation, but many stayed glued to their television set to watch the president’s return. Others, who were in town when the news broke, looked for the nearest business centres and food shops to catch a glimpse of the live broadcast right from the early evening till late in the night.

Daily Trust reports that in Daura, Buhari’s native place of origin, his return was mostly celebrated by motorcyclists, who took to the streets with various displays

The report said the town planned a grand rally for Sunday, August 20, today to celebrate his return. According to the report, Mohammed Hamisu, a community leader in Daura, said it was difficult for some people to believe that Buhari was back, they think it is rumour.

A statement from Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state, through his spokesperson, Abdu Labaran, expressed joy that Buhari was back. He also thanked Nigerians for their steadfastness in prayers as well as their moral support to the president while he was away.

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