Adequate security measures have been put in place in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, ahead of his return. President Buhari, who will exit power next week upon the completion of his second term in office, is expected to return to Daura after handing over to President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Residents of Daura town who have enjoyed being in the spot light since President Buhari assumed office are highly anticipating his return. The Daura Emirate Council is planning a grand durbar, a traditional horse-riding event, in honour of Buhari, also known as Bayajidda II.
Other local customs, such as dambe (boxing), Kokawa (wrestling), and Sharo/Shadi (Fulani traditional festival), will also be part of the welcoming celebrations, Daily Trust reports.
Security provisions have been enhanced around the president’s neighbourhoods, with barriers installed on all roads leading to his residence.
While the increased security measures restrict access to the president’s residence, the heightened security ensures the safety of the returning president.
Residents are expressing delight and readiness to welcome their president home.