Tinubu opens African Counter-Terrorism summit in Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has officially declared open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja’s Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).


The summit which is currently ongoing and organised by Nigeria, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, will be held from Monday to Tuesday, April 23, 2024, with the theme: ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism’.


Recall that the spokesman of the president, Chief Ajuri Ngelale in a statement said on Sunday that a high-level conference organized by Nigeria in partnership with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) will take place from April 22 to 23.


The objective of the summit is to enhance multilateral counter-terrorism cooperation and reshape the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa, stressing African-led and African-owned solutions.


Special guests present at the security summit include: Mr Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary General, United Nations office of Counter-Terrorism; Ms Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General United Nations and Patrice Talon , President of the Republic of Benin, among others.


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