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Buhari visits Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, pays tribute to holocaust victims; Calls for calm in troubled Cross River State   

President Muhammadu Buhari, in Poland for the United Nations’ Summit on Climate Change has visited  Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, where  he paid tribute to holocaust victims.

He has, also from Poland, expressed concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State resulting in loss of lives, injuries and displacement of villagers.

President Buhari was accompanied on the visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum by members of his entourage that include Governors of Enugu Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, of Niger Abubakar Sani Bello, of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and the Nigerian National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Concerned over the reports of violence in Cross River State, President Buhari, in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) called for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities bordering Abia State, the President urged the people of the areas to allow law and order to prevail.

“Our communities must be ready to live together in peace since no development can take place in an atmosphere of recurring violence,” he said.

President Buhari, who commended the State Government for the steps taken so far towards bringing peace to the areas, also lauded the State Police Command for speedily mobilizing its personnel to the affected communities to contain the crisis.

He urged all stakeholders to cooperate and ensure that lasting peace returned to the affected areas.

 

 

 

 

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