Nigerian president sees Myanmar crisis as Bosnia, Rwanda genocides

Published: September 20, 2017 14:20:48 | Updated: October 22, 2017 21:05:32


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday likened the violence in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims to genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, urging a halt to the “ongoing ethnic cleansing” and safe return of refugees.

 

“The Myanmar crisis is very reminiscent of what happened in Bosnia in 1995 and in Rwanda in 1994,” Buhari told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, reports Reuters.

 

He added that the “horrendous suffering” had been caused by “state-backed programme of brutal depopulation of the Rohingya inhabited areas in Myanmar on the bases of ethnicity and religion.”

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