Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari secured 56 percent, or 15.2m votes, in the February 23 polls [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]

Abuja, Nigeria – Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in for a second term as Nigeria‘s president as he vowed to tackle security threats and root out corruption.

The 76-year-old leader was sworn in on Wednesday amid tight security in the Nigerian capital Abuja. He did not make a speech during the low-profile event attended by members of the diplomatic community.

Buhari, a former military ruler, won 56 percent of votes to defeat his main challenger and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the February election.

Heightened insecurity remains a major challenge for Buhari as his first term was marked by kidnappings, bandit attacks, cattle

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