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President Tinubu to launch African counter-terrorism summit In Abuja

President Tinubu to launch African counter-terrorism summit

President Bola Tinubu is set to launch the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja on Monday, April 22, 2024.

Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, stated this on Sunday in Abuja.

He shared that Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), is organising a high-level African counter-terrorism summit in Abuja from 22 to 23 April with the theme 'Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism'.

Ngelale added that the summit's goal is to strengthen multilateral counter-terrorist cooperation and change the international community's collective response to terrorism in Africa, emphasising the need for African-led and African-owned solutions.

He stated that the summit would serve as a forum for reviewing the nature and severity of the continent's terrorist threat, to establish tangible strategic goals and actions to combat this scourge.

Ngelale further stated that the summit will promote deeper regional collaboration by strengthening member nations' institutional capacity and encouraging the exchange of best practices and information in combating Africa's diverse terrorist threats.

The statement added: “Heads of state and government and high-level government officials across Africa, representatives of international organizations and multilateral institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society groups are expected to attend the summit.

“Ms. Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, will attend the event. Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser, and Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, will deliver the concluding remarks at the end of the summit.”

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