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Buhari sympathizes with Chad and Egypt over tragic events

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By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari offered his sincere condolences to President Idriss Deby of Chad following ethnic clashes in the south-eastern region of Salamat which left several dead.

The president expressed his feelings in a condolence message from his senior special assistant for media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday.

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

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

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

“Given Africa’s economic and social challenges, we cannot afford mutual destruction which complicates our challenges.”

Meanwhile, the president has also shown compassion to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the government and the people of Egypt for the train crash north of Cairo that killed dozens and injured 98 others. .

Egypt’s health ministry said a passenger train derailed north of Cairo on Sunday, killing at least 11 passengers and injuring at least 98, most of them with broken bones, cuts and bruises.

(NAN)

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