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#NigeriaAt57: President Buhari is spending Independence Day with Troops in Borno

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Pic 22. President Muhammadu Buhari (3rd l); Gov Kasheem Shettima of Borno State (3rd r) cutting Independence Anniversary Cake with the Service Chiefs during the President’s visit to troop of the Nigerian Armed Forces at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole to mark the 57th Independence Day Celebration in Maiduguri on Sunday (1/10/17)
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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole to celebrate Nigeria’s 57th anniversary with troops.

President Buhari disclosed this on Facebook, saying:

I’m spending today visiting our troops in Maiduguri. The entire nation thanks our gallant Armed Forces for their heroic work rolling back the frontiers of Boko Haram’s terrorism. We will never forget their sacrifices. I ask that you remember them in your prayers. #OurTroopsOurHeroes#NigeriaAt57

This marks the president’s first visit to troops leading the assault against Boko Haram terrorist sect.

See photos below:

Pic 23 President Muhammadu Buhari (l) addressing some wounded soldiers during his visit to troop of the Nigerian Armed Forces at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole to mark the 57th Independence Day Celebration in Maiduguri on Sunday (1/10/17)
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Pic 24 President Muhammadu Buhari acknowledging cheers from troops during his visit to troop of the Nigerian Armed Forces at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole to mark the 57th Independence Day Celebration in Maiduguri on Sunday (1/10/17)
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President Muhammadu Buhari (L), interacting with wounded soldiers at the 57th Independence Celebrations Day in Maiduguri on Sunday (1/10/17) 05299/1/10/2017/ Hamza Suleiman/OTU/NAN

President, Muhammadu Buhari (M), Chief of Army Staff Lt. – Gen.Tukur Buratai (2nd R); Gov, Kashim Shettema of Borno(1st L) during President, Muhammadu Buhari interacting with wounded soldiers at the 57th Independence Day celebrations in Maiduguri on Sunday (1/10/17) 05298/1/10/2017/ Hamza Suleiman/OTU/NAN

Photo Credits: NAN PHOTO | Instagram – @buharisallau | @bayoomoboriowo

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