- President Muhammadu Buhjari has revealed the greatest problem of ECOWAS
- The president pointed at terrorism as the major challenge of the African nations in the sub-region
- President Buhari said this in Abuja on Saturday, December 21, at the 56th ordinary session of ECOWAS authority of heads of state
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that insurgency is presently the toughest challenge facing member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The president made this observation during the 56th ordinary session of ECOWAS authority of heads of state held in Abuja on Saturday, December 21, Channels TV reports.
As his way of fighting terrorism in Nigeria, President Buhari at the session said that his administration is not relenting in its efforts to counter the attacks of armed grougs.
He added that the federal government committed in developing strategies that will propel economic growth not just in Nigeria but also in the entire West African sub-region.
The president also expressd regret over the killing of 67 soldiers by terrorists in Niger Republic recently.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Buhari in the night of Wednesday, December 12, expressed shock at the killing of at least 67 soldiers in Niger Republic by some terrorists.
Legit.ng gathered that the attack has also led to the disappearance of 34 people who are said to be unaccounted for.
The Nigerian president condemned the act in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, his spokesperson, saying the attack in Inates, western region of Niger Republic, is condemnable.
Buhari said he was sad over what he called the heinous and despicable attack by terrorists that reportedly crossed in from neighboring Mali.
The Nigerian president said he was solidly behind his Nigerien counterpart at this trying time of the latter’s country.
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