Nigeria Pledges Anti-Insurgency Support To South Sudan

 By Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that Nigeria will lend a helping hand to South Sudan in fighting insurgency, and restoring cohesion to the country.

The President made the pledge on Friday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience, a Special Envoy of President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Mr Albino Mathom Ayuel.

He told the Special Envoy of the situation his administration met on ground in Nigeria’s North East region 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 with the situation in his country, particularly how 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.”

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



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