- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reacted again to the ongoing fight between Israel and the Islamic group, Hamas in Gaza
- Tinubu called for an immediate ceasefire and the pursuit of a peaceful resolution in the Israel-Palestine war
- He said Nigeria is ready to collaborate with Saudi Arabia on combating terrorist organisations such as Boko Haram, ISWAP
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Saudi-Arabia - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for an immediate ceasefire and the pursuit of a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine war.
Tinubu restated Nigeria’s call while speaking at the Saudi-Africa Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 10, Daily Trust reported.
This was contained in a statement issued by Tinubu’s spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.
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Fighting has raged since Islamist group Hamas raided the Gaza border with Israel, killed 1,400 people and seized about 240 hostages according to Israeli officials.
The President told potential investors that Nigeria was ready for business and reassured them of some of the world’s highest returns on investment.
Tinubu said investments were safe in Nigeria.
He said Nigeria was desirous of enhancing collaboration with Saudi Arabia on combating terrorist organisations such as Boko Haram, ISWAP, and other violent extremist groups which had been terrorising the Lake Chad and Sahel regions.
Israel-Hamas War: Israel denies involvement as 500 die in Gaza hospital attack
No fewer than 500 people were killed while hundreds have been injured by an alleged Israeli air raid on Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.
A Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesperson in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, said ambulance services tried to evacuate bodies and count the dead, among whom were many children.
Israel-Gaza war: Nigerians donate to help Palestinians after Gumi’s appeal
The imam of the Sultan Bello mosque in Kaduna, Muhammed Suleiman, said N17,959,806 was gathered for humanitarian assistance to Palestinians.
Suleiman said the donations were made following an appeal by Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, to help the Palestinians caught in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.
He said no fewer than 2,497 Nigerians have responded and donated money.
Nigerian Govt reacts to Israel-Palestine 'war', sends message to both sides
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government of Nigeria expressed deep concern over the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, in the early hours of Saturday, October 7.
The Nigerian government in a statement signed by the minister of foreign affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, called for de-escalation and a ceasefire between the warring parties.