Buhari returns to Abuja from London two days ahead of schedule

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two weeks in London on a private visit.

Mr Buhari arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 9:45 p.m. on board a presidential jet.

While addressing journalists at the airport, Buhari said he intends to work harder and be accountable to Nigerians.

The president’s flight took off from Stansted Airport, London, at about 3:27 p.m. Nigerian time

The president has been on a 15–day “private visit” in the United Kingdom since November 2. He was due to return on November 17.

On Thursday, a Nigerian diplomatic car believed to have been carrying the president was booed by an angry mob in the UK.

Many of the protesters carried placards calling for freedom for the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore. Others condemned the treatment of leader of the Shiite movement in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

“Buhari, Stop Poisoning Sheikh Zakzaky,” one of the placards read.

“Omoyele Sowore is not a criminal,” another placard read.

 

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