Nigeria advocates dialogue in resolving Burundi political crisis

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged the Burundi government to seek dialogue in resolving the current political crisis in the country.

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Buhari made the remarks when meeting former Burundian President Pierre Buyoya in the capital Abuja.

President Mahammadu Buhari
President Mahammadu Buhari
He assured that Nigeria would continue to support peace process in the continent through the African Union (AU), which had already intervened in the Burundi crisis.

Buhari said that since President Pierre Nkurunziza had rejected the proposal of sending an AU peacekeeping to Burundi, “we can’t impose it on him, but we will continue to opt for dialogue.”

Earlier, Buyoya, who is the High Representative of the AU Mission to Mali and the Sahel, commended Nigeria for its role in restoring peace to Mali.

Buyoya also urged Nigeria to use its clout to work for peace in Burundi, warning that the country is gradually inching toward a “civil war”. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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