African governments must work closer to end terrorism sponsorship: Buhari

Posted by News Express | 6 April 2016 | 2,192 times

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that ending insurgency in Africa will require stronger collaboration and commitment from governments, financial institutions and security agencies in tracking terrorism sponsors.

The president stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at a farewell audience with the High Commissioner of Kenya to Nigeria, Mr Tom Amolo.

According to him, terrorist attacks in Africa bear similar trademarks of intense planning, strong alliances and proper financial sponsorship, which must be thoroughly investigated and reversed.

“Terrorist activities always have financial sponsorships and this can be seen in their acquisition of weapons, their movements and other logistics.

“Here in Nigeria, we saw that Boko Haram had strong material resources and they had a close link to Islamic States (ISIL).”

The president also said that African governments must make efforts to dissuade the younger generation from joining the ranks of terrorist groups, who explored youthful minds for suicide bombings.

“We need a whole cultural orientation in order to succeed against terrorism.”

In his remark, the outgoing High Commissioner said that he enjoyed his stay in Nigeria and still looked forward to returning to the country in the future. (NAN)

•Photo shows President Buhari.

Source: News Express

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