President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja that recent developments have made it more important than ever before for Nigeria and other African nations to close ranks and work together against terrorism.
Speaking at an audience with a Special Envoy of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, President Buhari said that since terrorism no longer respects national borders, the international community must urgently evolve and implement more effective collaborative measures to enhance global security.
“Good neighbourliness is essential for the security and economic development of African countries.
“Terrorism no longer respects borders. Therefore, we must keep on improving joint measures and actions against terrorism and other trans-border crimes.
“It was with this necessity in mind that I visited all of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries immediately after my assumption of office and we will continue to do our best to strengthen regional and international cooperation against terrorism,” the President said.
The Special Envoy, Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, told President Buhari that the security of Nigeria was very important to the entire West African region.
Mr. Mokuy, who is also Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, said that President Mbasogo was impressed by the progress Nigeria was making, under President Buhari’s leadership, towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency.
He delivered an invitation from President Mbasogo for President Buhari to visit Equatorial Guinea at his earliest convenience.
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