* Presidency bars reporters, journalists * Finally meeting with the affected Dapchi school girls parents
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday morning, arrived Maiduguri air force base, in the Borno State capital on his way to Yobe State, his first visit there since over 100 girls were abducted from their school in Dapchi.
The presidential reportedly aircraft arrived the air force base at 11.05 a.m.
President @MBuhari continues his tour of States affected by violence tomorrow with a visit to Yobe State. During the visit he will hold a town hall meeting with stakeholders and meet with parents of Dapchi school girls. Next are Zamfara and Rivers. #PMBinYobe
President @MBuhari in Damaturu, Yobe State is now holding a town hall meeting with traditional, community leaders and other stakeholders in the State. Meeting with Dapchi school girls’ parents holds later. #PMBinYobepic.twitter.com/1BTVx2fxSP
It was gathered that after taking the military parade, the president immediately went into a closed-door meeting at the lounge of the air force base with the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, and some top military commanders including the Chief of Air Staff.
By 11:55 a.m., the president and the governor of emerged from the meeting. Buhari was then escorted to the tarmac to board an air force helicopter to Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
According to Premium Times, journalists other than those of NTA and the News Agency of Nigeria were practically barred from filming or covering the president’s arrival.