Sunday, 17 December 2017

Africa Lives In Constant Threat Of Violent Terrorist - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday admitted that West Africa is constantly under the threat of dreaded groups such as Boko Haram, AQIM and Al-Qaida. He added that regional leaders are being daily inundated with saddening news of human trafficking being carried out by trans border syndicates.

Buhari said these in his welcome address at the 52 nd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States held in Abuja. He stressed the need for regional leaders to take urgent action to address the challenges. He said, "In West Africa, we live in constant threat of violent terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, AQIM and Al- Qaida.

"Nearly every week, we see and hear the horror of human trafficking perpetrated by trans-border syndicates, who lure our youths to slavery through irregular migration. "We see the consequences, on our young men and women and on our economies, of drug trafficking and capital flight. "Accordingly , it is imperative that we take urgent action to address these challenges". Buhari said his administration, in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration , had been evacuating Nigerians who were stranded in Libya.

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