Instability in Libya behind arms flow into Nigeria – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said as far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow in the Sahel region of the African continent.

The president spoke yesterday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in farewell audience the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn Chambas.

President Buhari said Muammar Gadaffi held a grip on power in Libya for 42 years by recruiting armed guards from different countries, who then escaped with their arms when the Libyan strongman was killed.

President Buhari described Chambas, who spent many years in Nigeria in different capacities, from ECOWAS to United Nations, as more of a Nigerian than anything else. He wished him well in his future endeavors.

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