President Muhammadu Buhari has postponed his earlier visit to Zamfara State planned for today (Thursday).
The governor, Bello Mattawale who made this known gave bad weather as the reason for cancellation of the president’s trip to the state.
Zamfara has been a hotbed of Boko Haram terrorists and bandits’s activities over the last few years. The governor himself had escaped being killed on more than one occasion when his convoy was attacked by the criminals.
Matawalle announced on Thursday, that the President, who was scheduled to take off from Sokoto aboard a helicopter, had to postpone the visit due to poor visibility.
“Mr President has spoken to me and asked me to convey his apologies to the good people of the state. Mr President said he would reschedule the visit to the state next week and the fixed date would be communicated to us in due course.
“Some of the security chiefs are currently in Katsina but can’t fly to Zamfara for the same reason. Based on this, we are extending our apology to the good people of the state over the postponement for reason beyond our control. We thank Mr President for his love for the state,” the Governor said.
Earlier, Matawalle had disclosed that the main purpose of the visit would be to commiserate and condole with his administration over the recent terrorist attacks in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas, where some residents were killed.
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