Saturday, December 02, 2017

Regional Cooperation, Information Key to Tackling Extremism –Buhari
December 2, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday stressed the need for inter-regional cooperation and information sharing towards tackling terrorism across the world.

The President made the call at a bilateral meeting between Nigeria and Jordan in Aqaba.

Buhari, who met with King Abdullah II of Jordan during the meeting, said these two factors are important in checkmating the threat of violent extremism to global peace and security.

He used the opportunity to thank the Jordanian King for his constant support and assistance to Nigeria especially with the recent donation of armoured vehicles and other military equipment to fight terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.

In his remarks, King Abdullah II advocated broader measures especially the use of cyber security in checking the influence of terrorists.

He pledged the continued support of Jordan to Nigeria in its war against violent extremism.

Also speaking to journalists after the bilateral meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigeria and Jordan would co-host the counter-terrorism summit on December 3.


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