Buhari cancels “casual leave’’ as mark of respect for Boko Haram victims


President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his planned five-day “casual leave’’ as a mark of respect for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the battlefields in the Northeast zone of the country.

the President had planned to spend the casual leave at his home country, Daura, Katsina State from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

The president, had earlier cancelled his official trip to Benin City, Edo, where he was initially billed to inaugurate the Edo-Azura Power Plant and grace the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference.

Already the advanced teams of the president, who left Abuja for Katsina and Benin on Sunday, had been asked to return.

Magicfm gathered that the cancellation of the trips would also enable the president to continue his ongoing meetings and consultations with relevant security and intelligent community aimed at addressing the nation’s security challenges.

However, the president is expected to declare the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, which was moved from Benin City to Maiduguri, Borno, on Nov. 28 at the Government House Conference Hall .

President Buhari’s aide on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, had on Sunday confirmed this development on his tweeter handle.