ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit: Buhari to attend conference in Burkina Faso

ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit: Buhari to attend conference in Burkina Faso

President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, to be held in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

The summit, necessitated by the rampant cases of insecurity and terrorism in the West African sub-region, is to be attended by heads of state who are to brainstorm on strategies to curb the trend.

Leaders of ECOWAS member nations are to come up with a priority action plan on counter-terrorism and put in place a mechanism to monitor the implementation of the measures adopted towards ensuring lasting peace in the sub-region.

President Buhari is to be accompanied by state governors like Abubakar Bello, Dapo Abiodun and Okezie Ikpeazu, including the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the minister of defence, retired Major-General Bashir Magash.

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Others in the president's entourage are National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd) and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Wednesday, August 28, alongside world leaders attended the opening ceremony of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan declared the conference open, describing the TICAD as one that has faith in the African continent.

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Source: Legit.ng

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