In a recent statement, President Muhammadu Buhari has called for an end to the fighting in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, between the military and para-military forces.
Speaking during a visit to him in Saudi Arabia by Chad’s transitional president, General Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, President Buhari described the situation as unwelcome and unfortunate, with tens of lives lost in the clashes.
President Buhari acknowledged the challenging situation in Sudan and expressed his support for peace in the country after the hardships it has endured. He commended General Déby Itno for his efforts to calm the situation and emphasized the need for neighboring countries and the international community to intervene and urge the warring sides to stop fighting and negotiate.
General Déby Itno also expressed concern about the escalating crisis in Sudan and the potential repercussions on neighboring countries. He shared that Chad had closed its borders to Sudan and reinforced its security measures in response to the situation.
He called on African leaders, including President Buhari, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, and AU Chairperson Azali Assoumani of Comoros, to step in and help resolve the conflict.