Terrorism: Buhari tasks world leaders on intelligence sharing
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders to strengthen relationships across borders and be more forthright in intelligence sharing to curb the growing sophistication in global terrorism.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari made the call at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday, while receiving the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Aseem Muhammed Hanafi Elseify, during a Letter of Credence presentation ceremony.
Buhari said the recent attacks in some developed countries, like the United Kingdom, clearly showed a need for stronger global collaboration and review of security architectures across countries.
He noted that the Boko Haram attacks within West African countries and across the borders were brought under control after concerted efforts by leaders to ensure joint operations.
“Clearly the threat of global terrorism is getting more sophisticated by the day. So, we need leaders to work together to stop the attacks,’’ he said. Buhari was also received Letters of Credence from Mrs Marcelline Paulette Adjovi Yekpe, Ambassador of Benin Republic to Nigeria and Mr Alejandro Garcia Moreno-Elizando, Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari (left) receives a Letter of Credence from Ambassador designate of Arab Republic of Egypt to Nigeria, Mr. Muhammed Hanafi Mahmud Elseify, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday