Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari left Washington DC following a bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump, the presidents whereabouts appears shrouded in mystery as he was expected in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday.
According to a Tweet on May 1st by the Presidential special adviser on new media, the president’s official aircraft, Eagle One, left Joint Base Andrews military airfield in Washington DC.
It was gathered that on Tuesday morning, the aircraft arrived in London at 9:42 p.m., according to Flight Radar 24, which tracks air traffic across the world, but as at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, the aircraft was still in London amidst unclear circumstances.
According to PREMIUM Times, on April 27, a State House press release which announced President Buhari’s scheduled take-off from Nigeria on May 28, did not say he would stop by in London. The statement only gave highlights of the president’s engagement while in the U.S.
There was also no official announcement updating the nation about a possible change of route for the president.
The publication have reached out to senior presidential spokespersons, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu to clarify the president’s whereabouts, and none of them responded to phone calls and text messages about the matter as at Thursday morning.