Abuja: Nigerian Leader to declare open African Counter Terrorism Summit

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Monday, April 22, 2024 declare open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

This was made know on Sunday in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

Ngelale said that the summit which will be attended by Heads of State and high-level government officials across Africa, will provide a platform to review the nature and severity of the threat of terrorism on the continent, with a view to agreeing on concrete strategic priorities and measures to address the scourge.

The Counter Terrorism event will also foster deeper regional collaboration, enhance the institutional capacity of member states and facilitate the exchange of best practices and knowledge to combat the multifaceted threat of terrorism in the African continent

The Presidential aide further disclosed that Ms. Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, will attend the event with Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, delivering the concluding remarks at the summit.

The objective of the summit is to enhance multilateral counter-terrorism cooperation and reshape the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa, while emphasizing the importance of African-led and African-owned solutions.

The representatives of international organizations and multilateral institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society groups are also expected to attend the summit.

Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), is organizing a high-level African counter-terrorism summit with the theme, ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism’, in Abuja, from April 22 to April 23, under the coordination of the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

 

 

 

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