Buhari reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to global fight against terror

President Buhari holds bilateral talks with His Excellency, Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars L. Rasmussen, on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter Washington Convention Centre…yesterday.

President Buhari holds bilateral talks with His Excellency, Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars L. Rasmussen, on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter Washington Convention Centre…yesterday.

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to the global fight against the threat of nuclear terrorism and other forms of terrorism.

He noted that because the country had tasted the bitter pill of the activities of terrorists, it would be in its best interest to support such global efforts.

In Nigeria’s statement he presented to the ongoing 4th Nuclear Security Summit being hosted by United States (US) President Barack Obama, Buhari also pledged Nigeria’s continued support for all multilateral efforts aimed at promoting a common approach and commitment to nuclear security at the highest levels.

“Nigeria accords high priority to all global efforts towards ending the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, including nuclear weapons.

“Nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to international security and preventing nuclear terrorism and all forms of terrorism around the globe is of concern to all of us.

“To this end, Nigeria has strengthened the legal framework for fighting terrorism through the adoption in 2013 of an amendment to its Terrorism (Prevention) Act, ensuring the implementation of more robust counter-terrorism measures in the country,” the President said.

Buhari told the gathering that to enhance nuclear security, Nigeria has reinforced its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.S. Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security and the World Institute for Nuclear Security.



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