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Insecurity: President Tinubu to declare open African counter-terrorism summit  

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*The Federal Government of Nigeria says the African Counter-terrorism Summit offers a platform to review the nature and severity of terrorism on the continent towards aggregating concrete strategic priorities and measures to address this scourge

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to declare open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit, which holds April 22-23, in Abuja, FCT.

Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), is organising a high-level African counter-terrorism summit with the theme, “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism”.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued Sunday, April 21 disclosed the objective of the summit is “to enhance multilateral counter-terrorism cooperation and reshape the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa.”

The summit will harp on the importance of African-led and African-owned solutions to contemporary security challenges on the continent.

The Presidential Spokesman also stated: “The summit will provide a platform to review the nature and severity of the threat of terrorism on the continent, with a view to agreeing on concrete strategic priorities and measures to address this scourge.

“It will also foster deeper regional collaboration, enhancing the institutional capacity of member states and facilitating the exchange of best practices and knowledge to combat the multifaceted threat of terrorism in Africa.”

Expected participants in the continental security forum are Heads of State and government and high-level government officials across Africa, representatives of international organisations and multilateral institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society groups, among others.

Ms. Amina Mohammed, United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General, will attend the event, the statement noted.

Ngelale further said Malam Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser (NSA), and Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, would deliver the concluding remarks at the end of the summit, in Abuja.

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