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Buhari departs for London with few aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Nigeria for London, UK, for a medical check-up.

The president and a few of his aides departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 2:30pm.

Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president; Muhammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT); and Muhammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, were among those at the airport to bid the president farewell.

President Buhari marches out

President Buhari marches out

Buhari heading out to London

IGP Mohammed Adamu salutes Buhari

Buhari boards the presidential jet

Buhari boards the presidential jet

In a statement on Monday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, had said the trip is strictly “routine”.

“President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up,” Adesina had said.

Before leaving the country, the president met with service chiefs after which he directed them to fish out bandits, kidnappers, and their sponsors.

The president warned that the reign of terror unleashed on parts of the country by bandits and kidnappers is no longer acceptable.

The service chiefs in attendance were Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff; Awwal Gambo, chief of naval staff; and Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff.

Also in attendance were Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF); Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, and Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser.

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