Insecurity: Buhari pledges to help South Sudan
President Muhammadu Buhari stated on Friday in Abuja that Nigeria will assist South Sudan in combatting insurgency and restoring national unity.
According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, headlined ‘Insurgency: President Buhari commits to work with South Sudan,’
The President spoke at the State House in Abuja while greeting South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s Special Envoy, Albino Ayuel.
He informed the Special Envoy on the circumstances his regime encountered on the ground in the North-East in 2015, as well as the progress his government had accomplished.
“We will look into your circumstances and see how we can assist,” Buhari replied.
The Special Envoy had informed his host about the situation in his nation, namely how an insurgent organization “kills, maims, and destroys, exactly like your Boko Haram here.”
He also requested “tight coordination on security, notably in the training of our military, given your expertise in this area.”
South Sudan, according to Ayuel, is eager to put a stop to the militants’ actions, “thus this plea to our larger brother.”