SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 26- President Muhammadu Buhari has on Sunday departed Abuja for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, ignoring the threat issued against him by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu had directed his group in Japan to attack, humiliate and arrest Buhari if he (Buhari) visits Japan. His directive has long been condemned by Nigerians who took to their social media handles to criticise Kanu, calling him coward and ingrate.
In another development, Kanu wrote to the Emperor of Japan ‘Naruhito of Japan’, telling him that Buhari’s visit would desecrate the Royal Palace in Tokyo.
Governors of Kwara, Borno and Lagos states accompanying President @MBuhari as he departed for Japan to participate in the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (#TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama on August 28-30, 2019. pic.twitter.com/U9bghypQIU— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) August 25, 2019