Security has been beefed up in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital as President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday begins a two-day working visit to the state
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also observed that streets in the capital city wore new looks with different security personnel seen at strategic locations.
NAN observed that among the security personnel on guard are soldiers, policemen, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel.
Some residents, who spoke with NAN in Abakaliki said they look forward to the presidential visit to the state.
Mr Eugene Nwangele, described the visit as relevant, especially when stakeholders in the Southeast zone are expected to present issues that bothers the zone and country at large to Buhari.
Nwangele said the visit would also give the people of the state in particular and south east in general a sense recognition and belonging.