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Tight security as Buhari arrives Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Benue State at about 11am this morning amidst tight security.

President Buhari, who had initially stayed silent to the call for his visit to Benue State following the mass slaughter of Benue State indigenes by marauding Fulani herdsmen, opted to schedule what appears a campaign stop to Benue. His visit came months after the slaughter. He had also skipped out on the mass burial of 73 dead bodies recovered from the site of Fulani attack.

President arrival to Benue today saw him meet with stakeholders of the State in a tightly controlled atmosphere. The President was said to be covered by the massive security presence at the airport and at the government house. Most of the stakeholders from the State were kept out of the event.

The security men wore a highly nervous demeanor. This is following Governor Ortom’s appeal to the indigenes of the State to be on their best behavior – and to avoid embarrassing the President. But the security presence indicates the President’s team was uneasy with the visit to Benue State.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.