The aides of President Goodluck Jonathanwho were stranded in Maiduguri, Borno State following a terrorist attack have finally departed the city.

The employees had accompanied Jonathan on a campaign trip to the troubled state but were unable to leave after a January 25 attack by Boko Haram militants.

The aides, comprising of media representatives and medical and security units, were also further delayed by the 24-hour curfew imposed on Maiduguri.

The previously stranded workers are said to have safely arrived in Abuja on Monday, January 26.

Meanwhile, the curfew on Maiduguri has been lifted and military authorities say the city is back in the army’s control.