Buhari Lands In Imo, Despite IPOB Threat


President Muhammadu Buhari has landed in Imo State to launch some projects of Governor Hope Uzodimma.

This is despite the warning by the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the president not to visit the South-Eastern state as well as well-wishers not to attend.

Buhari is scheduled to inaugurate the rebuilt state House of Assembly complex, the first phase of the Owerri-Okigwe Road, and the Owerri-Orlu Road.

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Recall that in a statement issued on Saturday by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group noted that there shall be a total lockdown of the five states in the southeast for the visit of President Muhammad Buhari to Imo state on Tuesday.

The group had expressed that President Buhari cannot be coming to Imo State while he continues to detain the group’s leader Mazi Nnamdi in DSS custody.

Despite the threat, President Buhari has landed in the state, with reported heavy security presence.