President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday
in Abuja that recent developments have made
it more important than ever before for Nigeria
and other African nations to close ranks and
work together against terrorism.
Speaking at an audience with a Special Envoy
of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of
Equatorial Guinea, President Buhari said that
since terrorism no longer respects national
borders, the international community must
urgently evolve and implement more effective
collaborative measures to enhance global
“Good neighbourliness is essential for the
security and economic development of African
“Terrorism no longer respects borders.
Therefore, we must keep on improving joint
measures and actions against terrorism and
other trans-border crimes.
“It was with this necessity in mind that I
visited all of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries
immediately after my assumption of office and
we will continue to do our best to strengthen
regional and international cooperation against
terrorism,” the President said.
The Special Envoy, Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy,
told President Buhari that the security of
Nigeria was very important to the entire West
African region.
Mr. Mokuy, who is also Equatorial Guinea’s
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation,
said that President Mbasogo was impressed
by the progress Nigeria was making, under
President Buhari’s leadership, towards ending
the Boko Haram insurgency.
He delivered an invitation from President
Mbasogo for President Buhari to visit
Equatorial Guinea at his earliest convenience.


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