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UN Secretary-General visits Maiduguri

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres exchanging pleasantries with Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum alongside UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mathias Schmale at Maiduguri International Airport. Photo: Dauda Iliya

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital this afternoon as part of his 2 day official visit to Nigeria. 

Mr Guterres is billed to interface with his host, Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum and also interact with surrendered fighters and victims of Boko Haram insurgency. 

The UN Secretary-General will round off his visit with a joint media briefing at Government House Maiduguri, with Governor Babagana Zulum. 

This is the first official visit of the 9th Secretary-General to Nigeria. 

Mr Guterres had earlier visited Niger republic and will conclude his Ramadan solidarity visit to Africa with a visit to Senegal.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya; editing by Muzha Kucha