Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno capital, on Friday celebrated the return of President Muhammad Buhari to Nigeria after over a month in London.
Newsverge reports that some resident in Gwange, New GRA, Damboa went into wild celebration following the news of his return.
Newsverge reports that the President is held in very high esteem in the state following the return of peace to the area which was largely under the control of Boko Haram insurgents before his assumption of office in May 2015.
Malam Isyaku Muhammad, a resident of new GRA told Newsverge in an interview that the prayers of Nigerians for President Buhari was not in vain.
“The Borno people had embarked on fasting, prayers and supplication over the president’s health when he was announced to be sick in London.
“We believe that our prayers have been answered,” Muhammad said.
Ibrahim Bashir, who resides in Damboa road area of Maiduguri said the President’s home coming was a huge relief after the tension over his rumoured health.
“The return of President Buhari is worthy of celebration; as you know the president and his Vice President were already taking step toward resuscitating our ailing economy.
“We need only Buhari and his VP to continue fighting corruption and recovering all the tax payers’ money stashed away by corrupt politicians.”
Malam Sale Bulkachuwa, another resident said “we must continue to pray for the president for sound health to enable him continue to fight insurgency in the country. We are so happy and our prayers remain with the president.”
Malam Audu Sokoto, said that President Buhari remained God chosen for the people of Nigeria.
“Today I am slaughtering a N50, 000 ram to celebrate Buhari’s return,’’ he said.