Civilian alongside military and policemen took to the streets of Yobe state on Tuesday to celebrate the victory of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in last Saturday’s polls. Our correspondent reports that hundreds of cars including those of security agents occupied major roads of Damaturu with their full headlights on celebrating the victory.
Buhari defeated incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan, a first in the history of Nigeria. Operators of Tricycles machine popularly called Keke Napep were tooting horns and chanting victory songs such "Buhari Ikon Allah!" meaning Buhari is the will of God Parents and children in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Damaturu were seen drumming, dancing and chanting "Sai Baba muke so" meaning its Baba (Buhari) we are yearning for. People who thronged the street were given free drinks by shop keepers.
Also, truckloads of soldiers and policemen stormed major streets in Keffi, Nasarawa state holding the town spellbound with celebrations of Buhari’s victory.
The soldiers first rode into town and were joined by policemen with commercial motorcycle riders trailing them.
The soldiers came from the 77 Brigade of Guards Battalion from Kaduna Road, and connected Abuja Road, and Akwanga Road between 6:30 and past 7pm. The policemen left the police station at Angwan Rimi area, and linked Akwanga Road, in two trucks.
Both soldiers and policemen yelled victory songs as they drove through the various parts of the metropolis, while jubilant youth who trailed along screamed change!, a popular pro-Buhari campaign slogan.
The security operatives were not seen with arms.
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