Buhari Wants Stronger Ties With Nigeria’s Neighbours to Fight Terrorism

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Muhammadu Buhari
  • Flays recent killing of 137 Nigeriens

By Deji Elumoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has canvassed for stronger ties between Nigeria and her neighbours the onerous task to fight terrorism.

The President, according to a release issued on Tuesday by his Media Assistant, Garba Shehu, called his Niger Republic counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou, on phone to sympathize with him and citizens of the neighbouring country, following recent killing of 137 people. He strongly condemned the terrorist attacks, describing it as heinous.

He said: “Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of victims and people of Niger Republic. Nigeria stands with all her neighbours in the fight against terrorism”.

The two Presidents also agreed to strengthen sub-regional security as a way to push back against Boko Haram and Islam in West Africa, ISWA’s worrisome assertiveness in sub- Sahara and Sahel regions.