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Tinubu to open African counter-terrorism summit



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President Bola Tinubu will open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in the nation’s capital, Abuja, on Monday. 

This was announced in a statement signed by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, and shared on his Facebook page on Sunday.

Tinubu, with the aid of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, is organizing a high-level African counter-terrorism summit under the theme, ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism.”

According to the statement, the summit organizations by African heads of state and high-level government officials, representatives from international organizations and multilateral institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society groups.

The summit aims to strengthen multilateral counter-terrorism cooperation and alter the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa, with a focus on African-led and African-owned solutions.

The statement read, “The summit will provide a platform to review the nature and severity of the threat of terrorism on the continent, to agree 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.

“Ms. Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, will attend the event.

“Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser, and Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, will deliver the concluding remarks at the end of the summit.”