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Tinubu to open African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja

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

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, April 21, by special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

The high-level summit, organised by Nigeria in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), will take place from April 22 to 23.

The theme of the summit is “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism.”

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

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The summit will bring together heads of state and government, high-level government officials, representatives of international organizations, and members of civil society to review the threat of terrorism on the continent and agree on strategic priorities and measures to address it.

The event will also foster deeper regional collaboration, enhance institutional capacity, and facilitate the exchange of best practices and knowledge to combat terrorism in Africa.

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Notable attendees include UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and UNOCT Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, who will deliver concluding remarks at the summit’s end.

The summit aims to provide a platform for African countries to come together and address the evolving threat of terrorism, promoting peace and stability on the continent.

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