President Muhammadu Buhari was given a heroic welcome today, Wednesday, by his kins men and women as he arrived at his country home in Daura, Katsina State.
The President, who was full of life, abandoned the motorcade and trekked the distance through the street from the helipad as an overwhelming crowd surged to welcome him.
The President, who was received at the helipad by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, was almost wrestled to the ground by over-joyous crowd who had already gathered around the helipad, snaking all the way to his house.
An elated crowd cheered, with a chorus: “baba ya da wo, baba oyoyo,” meaning “father is back, welcome home.”
President Buhari was earlier received at the airport in Katsina by the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari and the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, before he was airlifted with a chopper to Daura.
The President will be spending time with his family during the Eid-el-Kabir which comes up on Friday and spread to Monday. [myad]