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Army-Shiite Clash: Iranian President & Buhari Speak Via Telephone



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Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday called Buhari on the phone to discuss the Nigerian Army’s recent clash with the Shiite Muslim sect.

According to Cable, Rouhani told Buhari to ensure that “minor disputes must not be allowed to turn into deep differences”.

Rouhani further stated:

“Under such conditions that terrorism is a serious threat against many Muslim countries’ security the Muslims need to unite and not permit trivial differences of opinion to lead to acute disputes, since safeguarding the Muslims’ lives is our major and public responsibility.

The Islamic world is more than ever before in need to peace and peaceful resolving of its existing problems “We expect the Nigerian government to relieve the entire bereaved families and injured victims of that disaster and to issue strict orders to prevent the occurrence of any further unrests.

A group is after sowing the seeds of discord among Muslim in Islamic countries and therefore it is our duty to preserve Islam’s prestige and the Muslims unity alertly and consciously.”

In response, Buhari reportedly said:

“…The Nigerian government is also determined to pursue the precise causes of the occurrence of that incidence and will definitely react to it accordingly,” he was quoted as saying. “We will also do our best to restore security in our country and will act against those who have disturbed it.”

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  1. Moi

    December 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Its good they spoke before this thing escalates beyond our imagination

  2. Chinel

    December 16, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I absolutely love Buhari’s response!

  3. Chinel

    December 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I absolutely love Buhari’s response. It’s not about Muslims or Christians but peace in Nigeria.

  4. nnenne

    December 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I have always wondered what help these RICH Muslim countries are to Muslims in Africa.
    Do they assist these poor, brotherly Muslims with education, healthcare, infrastructure, set up business or what?
    How have these super rich Muslim countries assisted those in IDP camps?
    All they do is build super mosques and invest in recruiting more members. More members mean more people going to Hajj and contributing immensely in their hospitality economy, while Africans remain very poor!
    My dear brothers and sisters, Christians, Muslims and others, it’s about time we engage in this religion thing with our eyes wide open. We have been used enough!

    • Skelewa

      December 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Sound it they are sleeping….

  5. OIC null and void.

    December 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Are Nigerians sleeping, drugged or bewitched? 4 comments? and none on this issue?Someone (it doesn’t matter who but it is particularly chilling when it is someone like the President of a country like Iran) speaks to the Nigerian president in an official capacity and refers to Nigeria as a “muslim country”, as an “islamic country”, speaks of a situation in Nigeria in the context of “muslim” and “islamic countries” and the Nigerian president, never once corrects him? never once states, whilst thanking him for his concern and stating that he’ll investigate, etc, never states that Nigeria is a secular country, or simply that Nigeria is NOT a muslim/islamic country but rather, allows that label to stand and thereby, concurs with it?

    Nigeria is a sovereign country, and not a vassal or colony of Iran or any other country, so Buhari had and has no need to speak ‘diplomatically’, without making that specific correction to Rouhani’s own specific and repeated labelling/description.

    The natural, easy, confident way that description of Nigeria as a “muslim”. and “islamic country” fell from the Iranian president’s lips in conversation with his Nigerian counterpart, as well as Buhari’s silence on it, is clear evidence and revelation of the undeclared and possibly, real/major agenda of their meeting and Buhari’s recent trip to Iran under the guise of the Gas conference (at a time when other leaders like Hollande of France was cancelling his attendance at the G20 summit, and the Malian president was rushing back, only a few hours after his arrival there, from a regional summit in Chad back home when people lost their lives in terror attacks but attacks and deaths in Kano and Yobe did not stop Buhari from going off to Iran and sending Kachikwu, Fashola and/or Osinbajo instead); this is clear evidence of the nature and language of their private conversations.

    There is absolutely no excuse and reason whatsoever for PRESIDENT Buhari not to have made the necessary correction.

    And, to have made it as clearly and as specifically and as repeatedly, as the Iranian president stated his erroneous, meddlesome and provocative description.

    • Skelewa

      December 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Sound it they at are sleeping…they have FORGOTEN all about the Hausa/Fulani agenda. The YOROBAS too BUSSY at the IGBOS throats.

  6. yahuza

    December 22, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Why is it that is only izala or wahabis are happy with. Recent event? Is bcos. The same people that form the group wahabiya. Or izala are the enemies of ali and the killers of hassan and hussen. My allah make u trace islamic history and understand that. Ameeeeeen

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