Buhari returns to Abuja after attending counterterrorism summit in Jordan

President Muhammadu Buhari on his arrival from Jordan after attending the counter Terrorism
President Muhammadu Buhari on his arrival from Jordan after attending the counter Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in a two-day counterterrorism retreat, co-hosted by Jordan and Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president’s aircraft which left the King Hussein International airport at 9.38a.m local time, landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2.p.m.

While in Aqaba, President Buhari met with King Abdullah II of Jordan where both leaders discussed bilateral issues concerning Nigeria and Jordan.

President Buhari, during the meeting, stressed the need for inter-regional cooperation and information sharing towards tackling terrorism across the world.

According to him, these factors are important in checkmating the threat of violent extremism to global peace and security.

The president used the opportunity to thank the Jordanian King for his support and assistance to Nigeria especially with the recent donation of armoured vehicles and other military equipment to fight terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.

In his remarks, King Abdullah advocated broader measures especially the use of cyber security in checking the influence of terrorists.

He pledged the continued support of the Kingdom of Jordan to Nigeria in its war against violent extremism.

President Buhari, who also spoke at the counter-terrorism retreat, urged leaders to speak up against the violent extremism committed by deranged people in the name of Islam.

According to him, all nations, irrespective of religion should partner effectively in implementing national, regional and global action plans to counter violent extremism.

Mr. Buhari reiterated the commitment of Nigeria to playing a leading role in bringing together countries of the West African subregion in a collective security arrangement.

He said that Nigeria was ready to share its experiences with a view to fashioning out comprehensive action plans in tackling the scourge of violent extremism in the region.

He, therefore, called for a stronger collaboration among the member countries of the Aqaba Initiatives to check violent extremism across the world.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari and other visiting heads of state from Ghana, Mali and Guinea Conakry were hosted to a royal dinner by King Abdullah II.

(NAN)


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  • Otile

    What a hopeless irony, Buhari is roving around the free world condemning Arab terrorism while his tribesmen are busy beheading innocent farmers at home. What a hypocrite!

  • felicia jones

    HYPREP STAFF WERE EMPLOYED TO CLEAN UP OGONI LAND, IMPLEMENT UNEP
    REPORT ON OGONI LAND AND THEY ARE OWED 5 YEARS SALARY. CALL ON MR BUHARI ,
    PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA TO PAY THEM IMMEDIATELY.NIGERIANS MUST PUSH TO CRIMINALISE NON PAYMENT OF SALARIES, IT IS AKIN TO SLAVERY AND I HAVE READ THE RECENT OUTCRY ABOUT THE LIBYAN CRISIS, AND MOST NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ALSO CONDENMED IT. CHARITY USUALLY BEGINS FROM HOME, THE NON PAYMENT OF HYPREP STAFF SALARIES FOR 5( FIVE) YEARS CAN BE CLASSED AS SLAVERY AND NOTHING LESS.IT IS IMPORTANT THEY ARE PAID IMMEDIATELY.

  • Adele Uhuru

    This moron speaks from both sides of his mouth; it seem running away from the embarrassing debacles of Maina gate have made him loose his mind also………You advocated for these Islamic terrorist and have support the new off-shoot of your people’s new terrorist progression the Fulani herdsmen and here you are speaking against radicalism but how many Boko Haram or Fulani herdsman have you seen arrested and or convicted for heinous mass murder ?

  • Olatubosun

    President Mohammadu is working hard

    • dele20

      Buhari is a true leader

  • Olatubosun

    God bless Nigeria

    • dele20

      Amen

  • dele20

    Kudos to PMB