The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has revealed that “the complex security situation in Nigeria” was on the agenda, when he was hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in London, UK .
Welby took to his Facebook page to provide highlights of their discussion.
The Nigerian Presidency had earlier circulated a statement detailing what it said both men discussed.
The update by Welby was accompanied by a photograph showing him presenting a copy of his book, “Reimagining Britain: Foundations For Hope”, to Buhari
FULL STATEMENT BY THE ARCHBISHOP:
It was an honour to meet President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in London today. We discussed the complex security situation in Nigeria and their government’s efforts to address it, and I offered support in seeking a sustainable solution to the herder-farmer conflict.
I expressed deep concern about the suffering resulting from raids on Christian communities and villages as far south as Delta State. We discussed the causes of such depredations, which have led to very many deaths and threaten an escalation of violence. I urged measures to restore confidence in the neutrality of the state, and spoke of the suffering of the poor in such tragedies.