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Thousands defy Boko Haram to attend Buhari’s campaign rally in Borno

2015-02-16 17:13
Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a  ~  PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Maiduguri - Thousands of supporters of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari on Monday came out en masse during his presidential campaign rally in Borno state.

The popular Ramat Square in Maiduguri, event of the rally, was full to the brim despite the fact that the city has been the stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents.

The rally is being attended by the state governor, Gov Kashim Shettima and other party leaders from across the country.

Also read: Borno declares public holiday for Buhari

The Borno State government had earlier declared Monday a public holiday to enable residents participate in the rally.

Read more on: 2015 elections

Read more on: apc.  |  muhammadu buhari  |  borno state  |  election 2015

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