Tinubu to open African counter-terrorism summit Monday

Tinubu to open African counter-terrorism summit Monday

President Bola Tinubu will on Monday open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, and shared on his Facebook page on Sunday.

Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism is organizing a high-level African counter-terrorism summit under the theme, ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism.”

According to the statement, Heads of state and high-level government officials across Africa, representatives of international organisations and multilateral institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society groups are expected to attend 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 statement read, “The summit 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 this scourge.

“It will also foster deeper regional collaboration, enhancing the institutional capacity of member states and facilitating the exchange of best practices and knowledge to combat the multifaceted threat of terrorism in Africa.

“Ms. Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, will attend the event.

“Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser, and Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, will deliver the concluding remarks at the end of the summit.”

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