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Abubakar cancels birthday dinner to honour terror victims

01 December 2014, 07:45Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has cancelled his 68th birthday celebration dinner out of respect of victims of the recent Kano bomb blast.

“There will be many more years to celebrate birthdays, but tonight (past weekend) is a very sad and sober one for Nigeria. It's best we just pray at home. I would appeal to all who are able, to send donations in cash and kind to the victims of the bomb blast and Internally Displaced Persons in the North East,” Abubakar said.

The former Vice-President also expressed his sincere gratitude to all those sending relief to victims of violence and internally displaced victims in the North East.

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He specially thanks the faculty, staff and students of American University of Nigeria who have been coordinating support for internally displaced persons in Yola.

Abubakar's birthday fell on November 25 but a dinner was scheduled for the weekend. He has turned 68.

- CAJ News


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