Buhari recalls Kigali genocide, urges…


Buhari recalls Kigali genocide, urges…

Buhari recalls  Kigali genocide, urges Nigerians to be tolerant 

From -Obalonye, Abuja 

President , yesterday, appealled to Nigerians to be tolerant of one another and embrace .

A statement by Adviser to the President on Media and , Adesina, said he spoke after he visited the Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, toured the exhibitions and laid a wreath at the mass graves where more than 250,000 victims of the genocide were buried.

He also paid tributes to the memory of the victims and for for survivors.

Buhari told journalists that the lessons from his visit were the need for Nigerians to continue to be tolerant of one another, and for the nation to also preserve its own historical antecedents from the War (1967-1970).  

‘‘I went through all the experiences from 15 1966 to date. I was a Governor, , and Head of State and went through detention. I returned to partisan politics and will finish my two- as constitutionally . We fought a 30-month bitter civil war and we killed about a million of each other. Nigeria went through this kind of development process,’’ he said.      

Before departing, the President also wrote in the visitors’ book: “Remembering the victims of this history of the Rwanda Genocide, we pray that humanity will never experience this kind of hatred, wickedness and violence to others because of their background, religion and beliefs. Nigeria is strongly committed to the of mass atrocity anywhere in the world and believes that perpetrators of such ; and their enablers, anywhere in the world must be accountable.”

President Buhari is in Kigali, Rwanda to participate in the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

He will hold talks with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame and Prime Minister of the United , Boris Johnson on Thursday and attend the official opening of CHOGM on Friday, followed by high-level meetings of Heads of State and Government.

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