President Muhammadu Buhari is in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary with troops.
A source at the presidency confirmed this on Sunday.
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, also confirmed that the president was on his way to Maiduguri.
In his independence day message earlier in the day, the president praised the military for rolling back the threat of Boko Haram.
“Nigerians must be grateful to our gallant armed forces for rolling back the frontiers of Boko Haram’s terrorism, defeating them and reducing them to cowardly attacks on soft and vulnerable targets,” he said.
Our Correspondent reports that the president inspected a guard of honour at the quarter guard 212 recce battalion maiduguri parade ground in Maiduguri.
Addressing the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the President said the world over is being praised about the progress made so far in the counter insurgency war. He said the military will remain in the front lines until the country is free of insurgents.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to celebrate Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary with troops defending the nation against Boko Haram terrorists. (Details later)