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Nigeria apologises to Saudi Arabia over Ramadan dates

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Saudi's buy dates at a shop in Jeddah ahead of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on May 24, 2017.Picture copyright AFP
Picture caption Saudi dates on sale in Jeddah. These despatched to Nigeria had been meant as a present

Nigeria has apologised to Saudi Arabia after 200 tonnes of dates the dominion despatched as a Ramadan present had been discovered on sale in native markets.

Dates are historically the primary issues Muslims eat once they break the Ramadan quick every night.

The dates had been supposed for individuals who had fled their properties due to the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.

Nigeria’s overseas ministry mentioned an investigation was underway. Nevertheless, no arrests have but been made.

The overseas ministry mentioned that Nigeria’s Fee for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Individuals had drawn up an inventory of locations the place the dates could be distributed, which included IDP camps and a few distinguished mosques.

The dates had been discovered on sale in markets in Borno state, which has been hardest hit by the Boko Haram battle.

After eight years of unrest, some eight.5 million individuals want life-saving help in north-eastern Nigeria, aid officials say.

supply: BBC

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