IT IS TIME WE COME TOGETHER TO FIGHT TERRORISM AND OTHER CRIMES- BADARU

The Honourable Minister of Defence, H. E. Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, CON, mni has called on all African member states to come together and fight terrorism by preventing cross border influx of illegal arms in the continent.

The Minister made the call while speaking to Newsmen shortly after the close of the two- day High level Africa counter terrorism summit held in Abuja.

The Minister said: “We have resolved amongst the participating countries that each sub regional body should organise itself and come together as a United Africa to develop means and strategies in partnership with the International Community to tackle terrorism and other related crimes in the continent.”

He said that the time to act to secure Africa from insecurity is now and God’s Willing that will be achieved in no distance time.

Furthermore, the Minister called for a collaborative approach in intelligence sharing and information gathering on the sources of funding and arms acquisition by the terrorists. “This will help in checkmating the scourge of terrorism and also in cross-checking the movement of terrorists across borders.”

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