Fierce looking soldiers everywhere as President Buhari campaign train storms Maiduguri despite Boko Haram activities

Reports from Maiduguri said heavy security operatives particularly soldiers are everywhere as President Muhammadu Buhari campaign train on Monday arrived Maiduguri in continuation of its re-election campaign activities.

There have been reported deadly attacks of dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram in Borno State recently.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari landed at about 10:30am at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport.

He was received by Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress; National Security Adviser, Maj. -Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), and the Minister of State Works, Alhaji Baba Shehuri.

Other dignitaries that received the president are Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, members of the national and state House of Assembly and other party leaders.

The president is expected to address a gathering of party supporters at the Ramat Square in Maiduguri, to drum up support for his re-election bid.

Hundreds of party supporters displaying posters and singing solidarity songs thronged the streets of the metropolis to welcome the president.

NAN reports that the Borno State Government had declared Monday public holiday to enable the residents to welcome the president.

More details later.