Sunday, 30 September 2018

Nigeria Signs International Agreement Against Terrorism

Nigeria has signed an international agreement, aimed at joining efforts with the global community to actively fight all kinds of terrorism.

Nigeria’s delegation to the meeting on the margins of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York was led by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno.

Nigeria is a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNCCT).

Monguno, who signed on behalf of Nigeria said: “The political declaration aligns with Nigeria’s stance on the fight against terrorism and indeed, Nigeria’s unique views were taken on board during consultations on the document.

"The signing of the Code of Conduct on the part of Nigeria demonstrates our willingness to join the community of nations to actively fight terrorism in all its forms.

"It is a move that signals Nigeria’s prioritisation of countering terrorism.

"By signing the declaration, member states resolve to strengthen global efforts to prevent and counter the scourge of terrorism in all forms and manifestations as it constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.”

The declaration, developed by the government of Kazakhstan, was initiated pursuant to United Nations General Assembly Resolutions A/RES/72/123 of Dec. 7, 2017 and A/RES/72/284 of June 26, 2018.

Monguno also attended a bilateral meeting with the Under-Secretary-General of the UN and the Executive Director of UNCCT, where he pledged Nigeria’s commitment to defeating terror in all its forms.

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