Buhari reveals ECOWAS actions in combating terrorism

Buhari reveals ECOWAS actions in combating terrorism

- President Buhari has called for new strategies to manage conflict in Africa

- Buhari disclosed this during a meeting of African Union Peace and Security Council

- The president also revealed that Nigeria has fulfilled its obligations to AU peace fund up to 2019

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated efforts by ECOWAS members in combating the menace of terrorism in the region.

According to Malam Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesman, Buhari disclosed this on Saturday, February 8, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Buhari said this at the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the State of Peace and Security in Africa at the 33rd AU Summit.

Going further, the Nigerian president urged members to find new ways to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts.

Going further, Buhari disclosed that Nigeria has fulfiled her financial obligations to the AU Peace Fund up to 2019.

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Recall that Legit.ng had reported that as African leaders whose countries are members of the African Union (AU), prepare for the forthcoming summit, President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for the high-profile conference.

The summit is the 33rd ordinary session of African leaders on the platform to be held in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

President Buhari left for the gathering on Friday, February 7, alongside state governors like Hope Uzodinma of Imo and Ben Ayade of Cross River.

Others in the president's entourage are some senators and top officials in the ministry of foreign affairs including Geoffrey Onyeama.

Also included in the list are National Security Adviser (NSA) Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

On the sidelines of the summit with is themed Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development, the president is to deliver a speech on Stop the War on Children: Dividend of Silencing the Guns.

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