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The nigerian president is silent about the disease after treatment in London

The nigerian president is silent about the disease after treatment in London

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The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday his first televised address held since his medical treatment in London. About his illness and treatment repte he cannot speak a word.

Buhari returned Saturday after three months back in Nigeria. He was welcomed by vice president Yemi Osinbajo, that the honours had been in his absence.

The silence around the disease of the 74-year-old president may have imageschade limit. Critics claim that his government is characterised by slack and daadloosheid.

At the beginning of this year was Buhari during the seven weeks for treatment abroad. Also about this sick leave is little known. On his visit to London is only known that Buhari first, a leave of two weeks recorded, for later on the advice of British doctors to extend.

Speech

Buhari said in his speech that he is dismayed by reports that Nigeria was in danger to fall apart. He called for national unity and alluded to consultation with groups of the Igbo population who in the south-east of the country calls for secession.

The Igbo tribe have called in 1967 the Republic of Biafra. The struggle for independence took more than 1 million people live in 1970 and was lost. Since then, there are Igbo groups for separation continue to argue.

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