Garba Shehu, a Presidential Media Aide, in an interview with the Hausa service of the BBC, in Abuja, on Thursday, said that only miscreants protested against President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, some residents of the State booed the President, as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the State, over the killing of 30 citizens, at Auno, on Sunday.
“I was part of the Delegation that entered Maiduguri right from the Airport to the Palace of the Shehu of Borno. The people came out to say thank you and welcome us”, Shehu said.
“But there was a group which came out shouting ‘we do not want’.
“Some Politicians gathered some miscreants and paid them money to boo Buhari.”
The Presidential Spokesman said that the administration has the capacity to fight the insurgents.
During the visit, Babagana Zulum, the Governor of the State, told the President that the Military needs to change its strategy in the fight against boko haram.
He said that the Military needs to take the war to the insurgents, in their hideouts.