- Perhaps President Buhari understands the urgency of dealing with security issues in Africa more than most leaders on the continent
- The Nigerian leader on Tuesday, June 15, called on West African countries to rise to the occasion and figure out the solution to the menace
- Buhari sent this message through the new special representative of UNOWAS, Mahamat Saleh Annadif
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The president, speaking with Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the new special representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in Aso Rock on Tuesday, June 15, said countries in the sub-region must form a formidable force to subdue insurgency.
Buhari said it is the wish and desire of the federal government that under the supervision of the UNOWAS, the problem will be satisfactorily addressed.
The president claimed that most of the problems of insecurity are stemming from the political instability in Libya.
“You are our neighbour. You have vast experience on matters affecting the Sahel, having served for five years in Mali. I hope you will get the countries to work together to confront the issues affecting them.
"I hope under the auspices of UNOWAS, you will help get the problems sorted out. Most of them have to do with the instability in Libya, and it affects all of us.”
Reps Screen COAS Farouk Yahaya
Meanwhile, the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Magor-General Farouk Yahaya was on Tuesday, June 15, screened by the House of Representatives.
According to Babajimi Benson, the chairman of the House's committee on defence, the screening came at a critical period when Nigeria wass battling multiplying forms of insecurity.
Giving a charge to the NA's boss, Benson called on him to do his utmost to deal with terrorists and bandits who were making life unbearable for innocent citizens.
In response to this, Yahaya said his agenda was to change the narrative of security in all parts of the country.