Minister of Defence Calls on African Member States to Come Together and Fight Terrorism

The Minister of Defence, Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, 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 according to Director, Information and Public Relations,  Henshaw Ogubike 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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