Buhari Holds Closed-door Meeting With Ugandan President


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda held talks on Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

President Museveni arrived the Aso Rock villa at about 2.25p.m. local time and was received by President Buhari.

It is a friendly visit, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Ugandan president has been showing interest and concern over the activities of the deadly Boko Haram sect operating in Nigeria north-east for over 8 years now.

In 2014, during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Museveni warned the Nigerian government against negotiating with the Boko Haram terrorist group.

“It would be a mistake for the government of Nigeria to negotiate with these people.

“The most important thing is to defeat them, then negotiations can come after that,” Museveni told a local Ugandan newspaper in an interview in May 2014.

Muhammadu Buhari meets with Uganda President Yower
R-L: President Buhari, First Lady of Uganda, Mrs Janet Museveni, Mrs Aisha Buhari and President Yoweri Kaguta Musveni

It is not clear what both leaders discussed, but fight against Boko Haram is one thing most African countries have shown their readiness to support Nigerian in.

He is the third African leader that is visiting President Buhari since he returned from London few weeks ago after over 100 days in the UK where he received medical attention for an undisclosed ailment.

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