Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, has stressed the need for African leaders to collectively pull resources against rising terrorism on the black continent. ayokinews.com reports
President Buhari made this known in a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, to commiserate with President Mohammed Bazoum of Niger Republic, over the killing of 69 people by insurgents on the country’s border with Mali and Burkina Faso.
President Buhari, who expressed shock and grief over the incident stated that the issue of terrorism is now becoming rampant in Africa and that decisive actions needs to be taken to eradicate the menace.
The Nigerian President further called for cooperation among African countries to nip terror threats on the continent in the bud.
President Buhari added that the “dastardly and callous attack” on innocent citizens, which includes a mayor in Niger Republic, was a disturbing setback to the regional efforts to curb 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 neighbour’s in the common efforts to fight terrorism.”