Tinubu to Open 2-day African Counter-terrorism Summit in Abuja Today

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Deji Elumoye in Abuja

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Monday declare open the two-day African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale,

 Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), is organizing a high-level African counter-terrorism summit under the theme, ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism’, in Abuja, from April 22 to April 23, 2024.
 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.

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed will attend the event while the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism (UNOC), Mr Vladimir Voronkov are expected t deliver concluding remarks at the end of the summit.
 The objective of the summit is to enhance multilateral counter-terrorism cooperation and reshape the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa, while emphasizing the importance of African-led and African-owned solutions.

The summit will provide a platform to review the nature and severity of the threat of terrorism on the continent, with a view to agreeing on concrete strategic priorities and measures to address this scourge.
It will also foster deeper regional collaboration, enhancing the institutional capacity of member states and facilitating the exchange of best practices and knowledge to combat the multifaceted threat of terrorism in Africa.

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