Mr President will be visiting two southeast states of Ebonyi and Anambra,” said Shehu. He said Buhari would leave the capital, Abuja, on Tuesday morning and return the following day.
Tensions in the region rose following the release on bail of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the region’s best known secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Kanu, who was on bail after being charged with treason, has not been seen since Sept. 14, when IPOB says his home was raided by soldiers. The military has denied raiding Kanu’s home and has said it is not holding him.
“We are yet to know our leader’s whereabouts or that of his parents. (Buhari) is not the type of person any governor should be welcoming to their land,” said an IPOB spokesman in a statement that urged the president to “stay away”.
He was welcomed by four governors and some traditional rulers.
The governors at the airport were Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).
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