Nigeria ready to rally African Nations against violent extremism – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of Nigeria to playing a leading role in bringing together countries of the West African sub-region in a collective security arrangement.

He gave the pledge in Jordan at a security meeting hosted by King Abdullah II.

According to the Nigerian President with what Nigeria had gone through, it was ready to share the experiences with a view to fashioning out comprehensive action plans in tackling the scourge of violent extremism in the region.

A statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman on Sunday,noted that Buhari called for a stronger and well-coordinated collaboration, adding that the joint regional collaboration under the auspices of the multinational joint task force, combined with the efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces, had gone a long way to decimate the activities of extremists in the West African region.

The president also lamented that insurgents were able to attract members in their fold because of the insidious preaching of extremist clerics and called for an action plan to halt the trend.

He also urged leaders, especially from the Muslim world to speak up against the hateful violence committed by deranged people in the name of Islam.

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