Inconclusive: We Have Not Decided On Joining Islamic Military Alliance Yet –...

Inconclusive: We Have Not Decided On Joining Islamic Military Alliance Yet – Buhari

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on December 18, 2015
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President Muhammadu Buhari pictured on a trip to France in 2015

Following the uproar that greeted the listing of Nigeria as a member of the Saudi Arabia-led alliance to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, the presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to make a decision on joining the coalition although he had been invited.

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Speaking up on the issue, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on media and Publicity, Garba Shehu told Reuters news agency: “Nigeria has been formally invited to be a member of the alliance and President Buhari is looking into it,. A decision to join has not been taken yet. Nigeria is not in or out.”

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There have been disagreements from some quarters over the inclusion of Nigeria in the coalition made up of mostly Islamic countries considering the ethno-religious diversity of the country.

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