Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram Is For Africa, Envoys Say


Ambassadors of African countries in Nigeria today expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari on the war against Boko Haram insurgency.

According to the group, the war against the sect is not only for Nigeria but for all Africans.

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, who is the Dean of Diplomatic Corp and Dean of African Diplomatic Corps, Oubi Bachir, led his team to meet with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“…we came to transmit the message of solidarity, the message of sympathy, the message of support on behalf of all African countries to the President and through his Excellency to the people of Federal Republic of Nigeria that Africans are standing on the side of Nigeria in its war against terrorism,” Bachir told State House correspondents after the meeting, adding that “And that the battle which is now fought in Nigeria against terrorism is the one which is fought on behalf of all Africans.

“So, we are of the view that Nigeria is steadily winning the war and that peace, stability and prosperity will ultimately prevail.

“Nigeria will have the possibility to win the real battle which remains all the time leading Africa and African people to develop stable and democratized continent,” he said.

Bachir noted that Buhari’s election was not only a turning point for Nigeria but also for Africa as a whole.

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