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Send American Soldiers To Help Tackle Nigeria’s Insecurity, Buhari Begs United States

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President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday urged america to rethink relocating US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer the Theatre of Operation, admonishing the worldwide neighborhood to assist Nigeria and the sub-region in tackling rising safety challenges to keep away from spillovers.

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In a digital assembly with the US Secretary of State, President Buhari, Anthony Blinken mentioned AFRICOM, which companions with international locations to counter transnational threats, needs to be relocated to Africa to strengthen ongoing efforts to examine the safety scenario with probably impact on different nations.

 



“The safety challenges in Nigeria remained of nice concern to us and impacted extra negatively by current complicated unfavorable pressures within the Sahel, Central and West Africa, in addition to the Lake Chad Area.

“Compounded because the scenario stays, Nigeria and her safety forces stay firmly dedicated to containing them and addressing their root causes. The assist of important and strategic companions like america can’t be overstated as the implications of insecurity will have an effect on all nations therefore the crucial for concerted cooperation and collaboration of all international locations to beat these challenges.

“On this connection, and contemplating the rising safety challenges in West and Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad area and the Sahel, weighing closely on Africa, it underscores the necessity for america to think about relocating AFRICOM Headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and close to the Theatre of Operation,’’ he mentioned.

The President mentioned Nigeria would improve collaborations in all types, with pals and strategic companions, to work collectively for higher safety for all, which stay probably the most important situation for overcoming the existential challenges.

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