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Nigerian president accepts South Sudan request for help in fighting rebels

Nigerian president accepts South Sudan request for help in fighting rebels

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo by Financial Times]

JUBA – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to a request by South Sudan to give a helping hand in fighting rebel forces in the world’s youngest country, Nigerian media reports.

The President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Hon. Albino Mathok Ayuel, Special Envoy of President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan.

He told the Special Envoy of the situation his administration met on ground in the North East 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 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.”

Read Full Story At: Sudan Post.

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