FOREIGN

Buratai Visits Benin Republic President

 

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd.), on Tuesday met with the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon to officially present his letter of credence.

Also, the Ambassador of Germany to Benin Republic, Michael Derus; as well as those of Ghana, Gabon, and Norway presented their letters of credence.

Buratai’s meeting with the Beninese President occurred amid the planned extradition of wanted Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, who was arrested in Cotonou on July 19, 2021 while he tried to catch a flight to Germany.

Although, a member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, had said Buratai asked for the extradition of Igboho to the office of the Department of State Services in Nigeria but Benin Republic dissapointed him.

Buratai was Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff between July 2015 and January 2021, before his deployment as Nigeria’s envoy in the Benin Republic in June 2021.

 

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