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President Buhari condemns terrorism in Chad, Libya, Mali, others
President Mohammadu Buhari has condemned the act of terrorism and violent extremism in various parts of the African continent including Niger, Chad Libya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania.
Terrorist groups together with Boko Haram and its splinter group, the Islamic State West Africa Province, have perpetrated scores of dastard acts in Nigeria during the last decade.
Spokesman to the president, Garba Shehu, in a press release in Abuja on Sunday, stated that President Mohammadu Buhari condemned the actions of terrorists in some African countries during the African Union Peace and Security Council on the 33rd AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The President, Reports culled from News Agency of Nigeria stated that Nigeria strongly condemns “the perpetrators of terrorism in Libya, the Sahel, and components of the Horn of Africa.
”We reiterate that efforts must continue to be pooled to mitigate this dreadful violence and secure the future of our continent.”
The president’s statement cautioned the African Union to ‘strengthen its capability “for mediation” and develop an efficient “intervention roadmap”, adding that emphasis needs to be positioned on “promoting national dialogue, reconciliation and social cohesion” with a purpose to rally all actors towards ‘sustainable peace’.