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Abdulsalami Abubakar Meets Buhari Behind Closed Doors

Abdulsalami Abubakar
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), former head of state, is presently in talks with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Reports say Abubakar arrived the Villa a few minutes after noon.

Although the purpose of his visit is still unknown, the former military ruler had in June said he believed that lasting peace could return to Nigeria.

He called for dialogue between government and various groups, including the Niger Delta Avengers militant group.

Abubakar also lamented that Nigerians were suffering unduly because of the actions of various militant groups, including the Boko Haram, Avengers and Biafra agitators.

The retired general played a major role in the transition of government from military to a civilian rule in 1999 and in ensuring a smooth transition from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in 2015.