In the spirit of Independence Day, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at Maiduguri on Sunday afternoon, to celebrate the Independence anniversary with troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the area.

Buhari announced the visit on his Facebook page where he thanked the troops for their gallantry in the fight against terrorism.

He wrote, “I’m spending today visiting our troops in Maiduguri. The entire nation thanks our gallant Armed Forces for their heroic work rolling back the frontiers of Boko Haram’s terrorism. We will never forget their sacrifices. I ask that you remember them in your prayers.”

Buhari had, at 7am, addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast where he reeled out his administration’s achievements in the last two years and restated his commitment to a united Nigeria.