BREAKING: Tension grips Nigerians as Buhari shuns threat, visits state ravaged by proscribed group

  • For some persons, the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari in Imo state is risky considering IPOB’s earlier threat
  • President Buhari arrived in the state capital, Owerri, to commission three signature projects completed by Governor Hope Uzodinma
  • Among the projects are the 56km Orlu-Okigwe, Orlu-Owerri roads and the state’s House of Assembly complex

Owerri, Imo – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, September 13, arrived in Imo for the inauguration of major signature projects embarked upon and completed by Governor Hope Uzodinma-led administration.

The Nation reports that President Buhari’s aircraft landed at the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport before 12 noon.

A publication by Vanguard has it that among the projects to be commissioned are the first phase of the 56km Orlu-Okigwe road and the Orlu-Owerri road.

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After this, Buhari is expected to inaugurate the House of Assembly complex.

A video of Buhari commissioning the projects was shared on Twitter by a subscriber, Ada Anambra.

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The president’s visit came days after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) warned that the sit-at-home order must be observed by residents of the state.

IPOB had also threatened Buhari not to visit the state until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Buhari to visit Imo, commission key projects in southeast state

It was reported earlier that Buhari was to visit Imo state to commission some projects embarked upon by the Hope Uzodimma-led administration.

Top on the president’s itinerary during the visit would be the commissioning of Owerri-Orlu road, a federal road built by the Uzodimma-led government.

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The road which transverse through six different local government areas of Owerri Municipal, Owerri North, Mbaitoli, Njaba, Isu and Orlu, was built with dual carriage, drainage system on both sides and solar-powered illumination all through.

A statement from the state government noted that:

“The contractor, Craneburg Construction Company, applied best of engineering designs on the project which now translate to the beauty complemented by all.

“The solid construction at the Njaba bridge and other sections of the road, has restored confidence on motorists, who hitherto worried on transit along this route. “


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