President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday in
Eldoret, Kenya that the global community must
resolve to act with more determination and vigour against radicalisation and extremist ideologies
which encourage terrorism.
Speaking at a memorial service in honour of
Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al-Shabaab in
Somalia recently, President Buhari said that peace-
loving nations of the world must now come together and deal with the threat posed to global
security by terrorism with greater zeal and
“Terrorists should not have a place in our
communities, villages, towns, cities and countries.
We must all rise against the culture of intolerance, hatred and extremist ideologies, which drive
“We must also act with more firmness against
radicalization and all those who promote values
and principles that threaten our unity and cohesion
as a people. “Nigeria is willing to work with Kenya, other African
countries and the global community at large with a
view to defeating these undesirable elements.
“We must take the battle to the terrorists whoever
they are and wherever they are. This requires
commitment, sacrifice, resources, collaboration and above all a realization that no country is immune to
the scourge, as terrorists do not respect national
boundaries, race, colour, religion or creed,”
President Buhari said.
The President applauded the bravery of Nigerian
and Kenyan soldiers, and others around the world ” who have remained faithful and committed to the
cause of ensuring a secure and peaceful world in
spite of daunting challenges”.
President Buhari paid special tribute to the Kenyan
soldiers who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on
their base in Somalia. “I wish to use this occasion to pay tribute to all the
fallen heroes of the El Adde attack and pray for the
repose of their souls.
“In our efforts to collaboratively tackle terrorism, it
is our sacred duty as leaders, politicians and
compatriots to ensure that the blood of these fallen heroes was not shed in vain,” he said.
President Buhari who is on a three-day state visit to
Kenya, attended the memorial service in the
company of his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta and
President Hassan Mohamoud of Somalia.


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