President Buhari has stated the need for all African leaders to join hands together to defeat terrorism on the continent.
He stated this Friday in a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, to commiserate with the people and President Bazoum Mohammed of the Niger Republic over the killing of more than 69 people by insurgents on the country’s common border with Burkina Faso and Mali.
President Buhari who expressed deep shock over what happened said indiscriminate violence on innocent people in one place was a threat everywhere in Africa, and therefore, there was the urgency of greater cooperation among African countries to nip terrorist threats in the bud.”
He further stated that the “dastardly and callous attack” on innocent people, including a mayor in the Niger Republic, was a disturbing setback to the regional efforts to stem terrorism.
“Terrorism shouldn’t be treated as a localized security threat, because it’s spreading its tentacles far beyond our imaginations. It’s high time we pulled resources and efforts together to defeat these callous criminals who are causing serious social and economic disruptions in our countries. Nigeria will continue to support our neighbors in the common efforts to fight terrorism,” he said.