Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns home after nearly two months of medical leave in Britain. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) EDITORS PLEASE NOTE AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Friday (March 10) after nearly two months of medical leave in Britain. Buhari, 74, walked unaided from his plane after it landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna. The former military ruler then boarded a waiting helicopter, state television showed. Details of his condition have not been disclosed. In images released by his office this week, Buhari looked painfully thin but was smiling as he greeted Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in London. Buhari left Abuja on January 19 for 10 days of treatment in Britain but extended his stay on the advice of doctors. Prior to his departure, Buhari made a point of conferring acting presidential powers on Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, seeking to allay concerns of a void at the helm of Africa's biggest economy.