Buhari Challenges World Moslem Leaders to Resist Violence by Islamists


Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari sunday in Jordan, challenged leaders especially from the Muslim world to rise up against violence induced by hate from persons he described as deranged in the name of Islam.

According to him, insurgents attracted members to their fold through insidious preaching by extremist clerics and called for an action plan to halt the trend.

“All nations, irrespective of religion should partner effectively in implementing national, regional and global action plans to counter violent extremism,” he said.

The president promised that Nigeria would play a leading role in bringing together countries of the West African sub-region in a collective security arrangement.

A statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Nigeria was ready to share its experiences with other states in the region with a view to coming up with comprehensive action plans in tackling the scourge of violent extremism in the region.

He called for a stronger and well-coordinated collaboration among the countries, illustrating how joint regional collaboration under the auspices of the Multinational Joint Task Force, combined with the efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces,succeeded in decimating the activities of extremists in the West African region.

The statement added that at the end of the meeting, participants resolved to come up with concrete action plans that would change the narrative of violent extremism in the West African sub-region at a follow-up meeting to be hosted by Nigeria.

  • remm ieet

    Our president has reviewed the state of the country’s security and he has discovered that terrorism will crack the country if the country did not crack terrorism. So he extends his vision to the rest of west Africa, encouraging them to take the war on terrorism seriously in the subregion. The president was exuding confidence about his incoming government’s capacity to end this Nigerian nightmare shortly before he came into office. Two and a half years into his administration he appears to be at their mercy.
    The north looks ungovernable and primordial. Government is struggling to solve northern people’s problems. I wish government officials will worry less about their salaries and emoluments and focus on dealing squarely with degenerative diseases afflicting the country.
    What do people think will happen when unleterred people are forced to think of how to survive and personally deal with their issues? They can’t do it. They need government to be present where they are desperately needed.
    West Africa used to be the model of development which other regions used to copy. Now the region has nothing to offer other than corruption, economic mismanagement and religious fundamentalism.

  • onyema22ohaka

    “A fight against bokoharam is a fight against the north” according to Buhari at the height of GEJ ‘s fight against the terrorist group?
    When did buhari get re-baptised and become a non-defender of terrorism?
    Give me a break Mr religious bigot,Buhari!

  • jellybelly

    Dogs and Baboons?

  • Don Gratias

    Buhari’s usual hypocrisy and double standard. The same man that was defending Boko haram in the height of their terror against Nigeria, the same man who says the fight against Boko Haram was fight against the North, the same man whose followers killed innocent Nigerians and Corp members because he lost elections, the same man that has failed to tackle the menace of Fulani herdsmen which is now the greatest killers squad in Nigeria, is pontificating as a preacher against terrorists and extremists. Nonsense!