The Presidency has alleged that the crowd of angry citizens who booed President Muhammadu Buhari at Borno were miscreants hired by the oppostition.
President Buhari was on Wednesday booed by some residents during his sympathy visit to Maiduguri, Borno State.
While responding to the incident the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, on Thursday alleged that the booing crowd were miscreants paid by the President’s political opposition.
Shehu said, “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 welcomed us.
“But there was a group which came out shouting ‘we don’t want.’ I also heard those saying ‘we don’t want.”
He said, maybe, “some politicians gathered some miscreants and paid them money to boo (President) Buhari.”
According to the presidential aide, whoever recorded the booing incident and shared it on social media did not do justice to the people of Borno State, “who have a reputation for welcoming guests.”
The President had on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the Maiduguri over the killing of 30 travellers by Boko-haram insurgent.
However, the President had a sweet and sour reception as his motorcade was booed by some angry residents.