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Buhari Yields Nigerians Call; To Visit Benue, Yobe, Others | The Precision

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state
where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram last
month, the presidency said.

The 75-year-old former
military ruler will tour other security hotspots from Monday onwards,
the presidency said in a tweet, including areas that have seen clashes
between rival groups and what it called criminal activity. 
The radical group have lost most of their territory
in the face of an offensive by Nigeria’s army backed by troops from
neighbouring countries. But attacks have continued and the mass
abduction on Feb. 19 in the northeastern state of Yobe was a major
setback. 
“The President has decided to undertake an
on-the-spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet &andconsole the communities affected,” the presidency said. 
It
did no say whether he would visit the town of Dapchi, where the girls
were taken from their school, the most high profile mass kidnapping
since Boko Haram took about 270 girls from the town of Chibok in 2014. 
He
is also scheduled to visit Taraba and Benue states – the scene of
recent clashes between semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers over grazing
rights – and Rivers States, part of the oil-producing Niger Delta, where
bandit attacks and kidnappings for ransom have been reported. 
The presidency did not give specific dates for each visit.

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