The boos poked at President Muhammadu Buhari when he paid a condolence visit to Maiduguri, after an onslaught by Boko Haram, has been said not be a true reflection of the trust the people of the state have in the president.
Kashim Shettima, a former governor of the state, now a serving senator of Borno central, said this at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
President Buhari had in the 2019 elections scooped 90 per cent of the votes from Borno State, having pledged to defeat insurgency in the country.
But while the popularity Mr Buhari enjoyed a year ago seemed to have dwindled when residents thronged out saying the president should go, Mr Shettima maintained that people of Borno are on the side of the president.
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