President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has involved Nigeria in the brewing face-off between Israel and Palestine, by urging the country to back the latter.
1st News reports that Erdogan had placed a call to President Muhammadu Buhari to this effect.
Specifically, Erdogan, who spoke with Buhari on Thursday evening, had expressed his desire to see Nigeria show solidarity with Palestine; especially in the wake of the latest attacks by Israel on Jerusalem and Gaza. Further, the development was confirmed by the Turkish Presidency via a message posted on its verified Twitter handle.
Erdogan revealed that Israel needed to be taught a lesson for its actions in Palestine; even as he hoped that Nigeria will support Palestine in this cause.
— Turkish Presidency (@trpresidency) May 14, 2021
“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. Exchanging Eid al-Fitr greetings, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional developments.
“Drawing attention to Turkey’s efforts exerted in order for the international community to teach the necessary lesson to unlawful, unjust and unscrupulous Israel due to its attacks against Palestine, President Erdogan voiced his belief that Nigeria would show solidarity with the Palestinians in this rightful cause.”
Meanwhile, 1st News reports that the Turkey President had equally reached out to other world leaders. Among these are Libya’s Prime Minister, Abdul Dbeibeh; Kyrgyz President, Sadyr Japarov; Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi; President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani and former Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, among others.
The conflict, which has seen Israel pound Gaza with missiles has left hundreds dead, with several more injured. A number of children are also reported among the casualties.
In other news, Ummi Ibrahim, a renowned Kannywood actress better known as Ummi Zee Zee, has confirmed the rumour that she dated Military President Ibrahim Babangida, IBB.
Babangida served as the head of the State of Nigeria between 1985 and 1993.
Indeed, there had been social media reports that the actress was in a relationship with the former Head of State.
However, in an interview with a correspondent, Ummi Zee Zee said she had broken up with IBB.