President Muhammadu Buhari has sued for peace in Niger Republic as the country braces up for a run-off set for February 21, 2021.

Describing the country as “our very close neighbor,” the President said the peace of Niger Republic is of utmost concern to Nigeria.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed that Buhari made the statement when he received a former Nigerian Vice President, Namadi Sambo, who doubles as the ECOWAS Head of Mission on the elections in Niger Republic.

The statement quoted Buhari as commending the country’s outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou’s government for abiding by the constitution as regards the run-off elections.

Recall that Mohamed Bazoum, former minister of interior and foreign affairs garnered 39.33 per cent of the vote while former president Mahamane Ousmane received 17 per cent in the first election.

This prompted a run-off as both candidates failed to meet up with the required 50 per cent needed to declare a winner.

Speaking on the development, Buhari said, “Neighbourliness, whether national or individual, is very important, as the peace of your neighbour, or lack of it, may also affect your own well-being.”

In another development, the military regime has shutdown internet connection in Myanmar for the second time despite huge condemnation from international bodies.

They cut off the internet as part of efforts to block the protest against their coup, which they said, was legal.

Myanmar cities and villages have been witnessing massive protests since the junta overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi and detained her in an unknown custody.



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