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JUST IN: Buhari jets out of the country



President Muhammadu Buhari has left the country for the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo.


The travel is to join the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government.


According to his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the summit will focus on security.


The statement reads: “The three-day summit, which will hold on May 26th-28th, will also focus on Humanitarian Challenges in Africa, with related issues on migration, refugees, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons.


“At the summit, the African leaders will look at Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government, with attendant spiralling effects on human rights and economies.


“President Buhari will join other Heads of State and Government to deliberate on Humanitarian Challenges, Hopes and Challenges in Africa”.


He will also “participate in the adoption of Assembly Declaration on Humanitarian Summit and pledging conference.


“On security and governance, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union will take a united position on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government, and reach agreements on new approaches to stem the tide.”


The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, is accompanying her husband as the President of the African First Ladies Peace Mission.

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