President Buhari landed in Maiduguri from Addis Ababa to commiserate with the state over a deadly attack on travelers that left 30 dead. He also had stinging remarks for the leaders in the state.
The President noted that Boko Haram would not be able to infiltrate the state and wreak havoc if it did not get assistance from the local leadership.
“Boko Haram or whatever they are cannot come to Maiduguri or its environs without the local leadership knowing, the local leadership is in charge of security in their own respective area.
“With my understanding of our culture, I wonder how Boko Haram survives up to this end.
“As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I campaigned in 2015 and last year on three fundamental issues which include security as you cannot preside over an institution or a country if it is not secured.
“We are working for you in this country; as Commander-in-Chief, I am dealing with the security institutions and I believe there is an improvement in security.
“I urge the people of the state to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies; let us deny Boko Haram access to our loyal citizens and encourage displaced people to go back to their land.”