Journalism of Courage

Crowds swarm to see Buhari arrive Abuja

Hundreds of Nigerians gathered to receive President Muhammadu Buhari on his return from London. President Buhari had been in London for three months (104 days) treating an undisclosed ailment. It was the second time in 2017 president Buhari had been away for an extended period on medical vacation. Back in February, president Buhari left for London and was away for 50 days. Upon his return, president Buhari stated the possibility of returning to London for further treatment.

Nigerians will be hoping for more clarity on the president’s health status and the possibility of further treatment when he speaks via a scheduled national broadcast on Monday. Buhari’s return follows on the heels of growing agitation for clarity on his health status. In the past week, there have been protests in Abuja, London, and some European countries demanding that the president should “resume or resign.”



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