Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who is visiting the pro-Biafran region in the southeast of the country on Tuesday thanked citizens of the southeast for the “enthusiastic” welcome they accorded him since his arrival.
In a Twitter post, the Nigeria leader said “from Enugu to Abakaliki, I have enjoyed a profuse display of warmth from everyone; political leaders, traditional leaders, citizens. I thank you all.”
While vising Igboland on Monday, Southeast Traditional leaders and Ebonyi State Traditional Council conferred the Chieftaincy title of Ochi Oha Ndigbo (leader of all) of Igboland on President Buhari.
Buhari’s trip to the southeast is his first since ascending to the Presidency and comes on the heels of the acceleration of tension in the region which is home to Biafran secessionists.
The movement has been designated as a terrorist group by the Federal government. The leader of the Biafran separatist group Nnamdi Kanu is facing charges and was recently granted bail.
West African Journal Magazine