- African leaders are really serious about fighting insecurity in their territories
- Heads of state in the continent on Sunday, February 9, inaugurated the headquarters of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services (CISSA) in Addis Ababa
- The CISSA will help member nations of the African Union to facilitate intelligence information with which to fight insurgency
In the wake of growing insecurity all over Africa, leaders from nations in the continent have come up with a workable strategy that will tackle the menace by creating a platform for sharing of intelligence information.
The platform is the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services (CISSA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as its headquarters, Channels TV reports.
The headquarters of the CISSA was inaugurated on Sunday, February 9, by African heads of state like President Muhammadu Buhari, Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, among others.
This took place on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union summit. The project was the result of the generosity of President Mbasogo and the Ethiopian government for providing the piece of land for the building.
The CISSA is aimed at providing African leaders with services and intelligence that will assist them in making critical decisions in security issues.
The platform also helps member nations of the AU to share exchange intelligence, expertise, and experiences in relation to the fight against terrorism.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as African leaders who are members of the AU were preparing for the forthcoming summit, President Buhari had 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.
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 were National Security Adviser (NSA) Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), and director-general of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
President Buhari would also take part in the 29th forum of heads of state for talks on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
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