Buhari seeks support to enhance security

Buhari seeks support to enhance security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday pledged to support any effort aimed at enhancing security in West Africa.

Buhari, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the pledge while receiving the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States and President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, in Katsina.

The president noted that terrorism now transcended international boundaries, and no country could combat the scourge alone.

He said, “We need to team up to fight common enemies. Terrorists in whatever form are enemies of humanity and no effort must be spared to protect our people. I will always support anything that is meant to enhance security in our region.”

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Buhari also commended the proposal for a security summit between members of ECOWAS and countries in Economic Community of Central African States.

The security summit is billed to hold on July 30, this year.

Gnassingbe said he was happy to be in Katsina, the homestead of the President, and thanked his host for his help in calming the political situation in Togo.

He also briefed Buhari on Mali elections, billed for next month, saying ECOWAS would ensure that everything went smoothly.