President Muhammadu Buhari has opted to walk through the street to his home in Daura as a huge crowd surged to meet with him.
Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived his country home in Daura, Katsina State and opted to walk through the street from the helipad as an overwhelming crowd surged to welcome him, The Nation reports.
The President, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, was received at the helipad by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk and abandoned the motorcade as a large number of people had already gathered around the helipad, snaking all the way to his house.
An elated crowd cheered as the President walked home, screaming “baba ya da wo, baba oyoyo”, meaning “baba is back, welcome home”.
Buhari was earlier received at the airport in Katsina by the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, and the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, before he was airlifted with a chopper to Daura.
The President will be spending time with his family during the Eid-el-Kabir.