Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.), has met with the Benin Republic President, Patrice Talon, because the Nigerian envoy and introduced his letter of credence to him.
SaharaReporters learnt that Buratai met with Talon on Tuesday, amidst the continued trial of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) within the West African nation.
Sources mentioned each dignitaries mentioned the difficulty behind closed doorways with insinuations that Buratai was, till yesterday, not formally recognised within the Francophone nation.
SaharaReporters had reported on July 21 that Buratai was within the forefront of the determined efforts by the Muhammadu Buhari regime to get Igboho extradited to Nigeria.
SaharaReporters had been informed that Buratai, who was appointed Nigerian envoy to Benin in June 2021, was additionally instrumental to the arrest of Sunday Igboho.
A prime safety supply within the Benin Republic revealed that Buratai had secretly written a letter to the Beninese safety companies to arrest Igboho wherever they discovered him.
“At the moment, Buratai is leading other Nigerian officials and lawyers together with the Interpol to ensure that Igboho is returned to Nigeria as soon as possible. He wants to make that his first success,” a supply famous.
“Buratai since the declaration by the Department of State Services sent a secret letter to the Beninese government to be on the lookout for Igboho. There were feelers that Igboho was in the small West African country and some of Igboho’s associates also gave him away,” the supply had added.
Buratai’s memo was behind the arrest of Igboho and his spouse, Ropo, on the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, the most important metropolis within the French-speaking nation.
Recall that three weeks in the past, the Department of State Services declared Igboho wished for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he had since denied.
Before then, the DSS on July 1, 2021 raided his home at Soka space of Ibadan, killing two of his aides and arresting 12 others.