Tinubu To Open 2-Day African Counter-Terrorism Summit In Abuja


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is billed to open a two-day African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja on Monday, April 22, New Telegraph reports.

This was contained in a statement made available to state correspondents on Sunday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale in Abuja.

According to him, President Tinubu will make an opening remark on the theme, “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism.”

He added that Nigeria is hosting a high-level African counterterrorism summit in Abuja from 22–23 April 2024, with assistance from the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).

The summit is anticipated to be attended by heads of state and government as well as senior government officials from throughout Africa, as well as representatives from multilateral and international organisations, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of civil society organisations.

The National Security Advisor, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism (UNOC), Mr Vladimir Voronkov, are anticipated to make closing remarks at the conclusion of the summit.

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, will be present.

With an emphasis on the significance of African-led and African-owned solutions, the summit aims to strengthen multilateral counterterrorism cooperation and redefine the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa.

In order to decide on specific strategic priorities and actions to combat this scourge, the summit will offer a forum for reviewing the scope and nature of the terrorist threat on the continent.

In order to counter the complex danger of terrorism in Africa, it will also promote stronger regional cooperation, strengthening the institutional capacity of member nations and enabling the sharing of best practices and information.

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