BREAKING: Buhari Cancels Planned Trip To Ogoniland Over Avengers’ Assassination Threat; Osinbajo To Go In His Stead

President Buhari; img: Tolu Jinadu


Pesident Muhammadu Buhari scheduled one-day trip to Ogoniland, Rivers state Senegal for the flag off of Niger Delta clean up has been canceled.

A Presidential source told SaharaReporters that President Buhari will be represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

VP, Attorney Yemi Osinbajo wears Nigerian outfits
VP, Attorney Yemi Osinbajo wears Nigerian outfits

The cancelation is not unconnected to security threats to the President from a newly formed militant group, Niger Delta Avengers who had threatened to kill the President should he step foot in the Niger Delta region.

The president had blamed an ear infection for canceling the visit to Lagos where he was scheduled to commission some projects finished by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode two weeks ago.

It is unclear if the President plans to attend the ECOWAS meeting scheduled to discuss issues of regional security and economic development in Dakar tomorrow.