President Goodluck Jonathan has paid a surprise visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where Boko Haram has its origin.
According to information available to us, his plane touched down at the Maiduguri Airport about an hour ago.
All efforts to get him to visit the state, especially in the aftermath of the kidnap of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok by Boko Haram, had been abortive. The presidency had cited security reasons. Details later