March 26, 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, pledged the readiness of Nigeria to lend a helping hand to South Sudan in fighting insurgency and restoring cohesion to the country.

Buhari made the pledge while receiving Hon. Albino Mathom Ayuel, Special Envoy of President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

He also told the Special Envoy of the situation the administration met in the North Eastern part of Nigeria in 2015, and how great strides have been taken in comparison with present days.“We will study your situation, and see how we can help,” President Buhari said.

The Special Envoy had intimated his host about the situation in his country, particularly about an insurgent group, “just like your Boko Haram here kills, maims and destroys.”He then appealed for “close collaboration on security, particularly the training of our forces, since you have experience in this area.” He said.

Mr. Albino Ayuel added that South Sudan was keen on ending the insurgent activities, “hence this appeal to our big brother.”

Marvelous Ogidi

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