Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, who’s been out of the country for more than a month, has spoken via telephone to the governor of Kano state, according to a BBC report relying on a story in the Punch.
It is the first time his voice has been heard since he left for the UK more than a month ago, extending his stay for medical reasons, without a clear return date.
Many people who gathered for the prayer session burst into tears as soon as they heard the president’s voice, while others were relieved to hear his voice, reports Nigeria’s widely read Punch newspaper.
However, there is no independent confirmation of the report.
Sahara Reporters has posted a video of the moment the call came through:
VIDEO: Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano in a dramatic phone conversation with ailing Pres Muhammadu Buhari from a prayer gathering in Kano pic.twitter.com/qfaPxWrdnQ
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) February 23, 2017