Buhari speaks with Trump, secures support on war on terror

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly spoken to his US counterpart, Mr. Donald Trump.
A statement from the Presidency signed by the Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina on Monday said Buhari spoke from London to Trump on telephone at the request of the American President.
Adesina wrote that “The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.
“The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.
“President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.
“President Trump assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.”

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