From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja


President Bola Tinubu will on Monday, April 22, open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja.

The summit with the theme, ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism’, is organised by Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).

According to a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, 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.

The summit 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.

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.

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, is also expected at the event.

National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, and Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, (UNOCT), Vladimir Voronkov, will deliver the concluding remarks at the end of the summit.








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