Buhari ‘We have all shed blood for Africa to be free,’ President says

Buhari made the comment while speaking at the 26th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the unnecessary shedding of blood in Africa must be stopped.

Buhari made the comment while speaking at the 26th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday, July 31, 2016, Vanguard reports.

“We have all shed blood for Africa to be free, but the irony is that, today, we are now killing each other,” he said.

“Rather than facing the developmental challenges confronting us, we are spending our scarce resources killing our children and inflicting unspeakable horrors and unimaginable hardship on our brothers and sisters.

“That is truly a tragedy and it must stop. Enough is Enough! Within the framework of the African Union, we have to, as a matter of urgency, reach a consensus on how to silence the guns.

“Not by 2020 but now. Why must we wait? We must say no to wars and conflicts on our continent.”

Buhari was speaking with regards to the conflicts in South Sudan and Burundi.

He also restated his government’s commitment to bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.

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