Buhari sympathises with Presidents Deby, Al-sisi over tragic events

President Muhammadu has extended heartfelt condolences to President Idriss Deby of Chad in the wake of the ethnic clashes in the South Eastern Region of Salamat that claimed several lives.

The president made his feelings known in a by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Shehu, in Abuja on Monday.

“I am shocked and saddened by the incident that shattered decades of relative peace and stability in Chad.

“Ethnic and tribal clashes a threat to African unity and stability and Nigeria joins the rest of Africa to deplore the latest eruption of in Chad,” he said.

While underscoring the need for African leaders and people to manage their diversity with tolerance and understanding, noted that “a threat to stability in one part of Africa a threat to the rest of us.

”Given Africa’s economic and social , we cannot afford mutual destruction that makes our more complicated.”

Meanwhile, the president also commiserated with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the government and people of Egypt over the train accident in Northern Cairo that killed dozens of people and injured 98 others. 

Egyptian Health Ministry said a passenger train had on Sunday derailed north of Cairo, killing at least 11 and injuring at least 98, with of them suffering from broken bones, cuts and bruises. (NAN)

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