Once a soldier they say always a soldier. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Mohammodu Buhari (retd.) today showed the whole world the stuff he’s made up as a full combatant when he took the courage to visit the embattled Chibok village where the almost 300 school girls have been abducted for more than 8 months in Bornu State. On his entourage to Chibok is the governor of Bornu State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima.
It was a surprise visit that shook the town as the retired General decided to make a heroic entry to Chibok without any form of security apparatus. Even the JTF Commanders on ground were reported to have been taken by surprise and shocked at Buhari's daring request to proceed to Chibok.
According to informed sources, General Buhari had informed the JTF Commanders immediately after the Bornu rally but they refused to provide him with security cover until they received a clearance from their superiors in Abuja.
GMB, we gathered later left for Chibok inspite of their refusal to go with him and was moved when he came out and saw thousands of Civilian JTF members who had volunteered to provide security for him, the Borno Governor and their entourage to and from Chibok Town, and off they went.
The people and parents of Chibok were filled with hope and joy upon sighting the APC presidential candidate and his entourage who escorted him into Chibok with fanfare, singing and dancing.
After he addressed the people and some of the parents of the girls, a pastor offered prayers for the safe return of Buhari and his entourage back home and for his victory at the polls. The villagers, we were reliably informed got emotional as some of them started weeping when the General was getting set to depart for Maiduguri later in the night.