A news site claimed Buhari said he has sleepless nights over the insecurity situation in Libya and pledged Nigeria’s support for the course.
President Buhari never pledged that Nigeria would help Libya overcome its current security challenges; neither did he say the insecurity situation gave him sleepless nights!
BlueNews attributed the statement above to President Buhari; suggesting he made this statement at the just concluded African Union summit in Addis Ababa.
The publication went on to say Buhari attributed his alleged sleepless nights to the worsening security condition in Libya; further stating its devastating impact on neighbouring countries. Even more, the report intimates the President pledged that Nigeria would help Libya overcome its current security challenges.
President Buhari expressed his regret on the mayhem and crisis sustained in Africa from terrorism and violence. He further sojourned sister nations for their support in mitigating the common threat of terrorism in the continent.
“Nigeria condemns, in the strongest terms, the perpetrators of terrorism in Libya, the Sahel, Lake Chad, and parts of the Horn of Africa”President Buhari
According to the NAN, the President also emphasized national dialogue, social cohesion and reconciliation amongst member states to achieve the common goal of sustainable peace.
There were no reports bearing the alleged quote from the President.
More so, the President, never pledged that Nigeria would help Libya overcome its current security challenges. Further, President Buhari attended the summit; the minister of foreign affairs did not represent him contrary to reports.
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