Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja on Tuesday for London in the United Kingdom for routine medical check-up.According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari departed the Presidential Villa for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 2:30pm after which he proceeded to the United Kingdom.
It added that President Buhari is expected back in the country in the second week of April.
The statement also said that President Buhari met with the country’s service chiefs at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja before departing for the UK. .
According to the statement, President Buhari directed the service chiefs to identify the leaders of bandits and kidnappers and take them out to restore confidence in the areas affected.
He warned that the criminals would no longer dictate the tone of security in the country and that he was aware of plans by individuals who constitute themselves as authorities to undermine the efforts of the central government.