Former President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home to Daura in Katsina State after serving eight years as the president of Nigeria.

Mr Buhari, his wife Aisha and his children arrived at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport via a Nigerian Air Force aircraft at about 1:30 p.m.

He was accompanied by former ministers of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, and his spokesman, Garba Shehu, among others.

The newly inaugurated governor of Katsina State, Dikko Umar-Radda and his deputy, Faruk Lawal, received the former president.

Mr Buhari was later conveyed to Daura in a helicopter at about 2:20 p.m. and was received by a tumultuous crowd led by the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk-Umar.

Daura Emirate Council will hold a grand durbar on Tuesday to welcome Mr Buhari back home.