ECOWAS consoles Nigeria as Boko Haram crisis worsens
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appealed for greater international mobilisation to end terrorism and violent extremism in Nigeria.
The call comes in the wake of the current spate of attacks the Boko Haram sect is carrying out against civilians in Nigeria.
Current ECOWAS Chairman, Macky Sall, also appealed for expeditious holding of the summit of ECOWAS Heads of State and of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), scheduled for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to map out a common strategy against the terrorist movements.
Sall, also the Senagal President, meanwhile condemned the recent terror attacks.
The condemnation came after the terrorist attacks perpetrated in North-East Nigeria few days ago leaving more than 150 dead and many injured in a number of states.
At least 20 more people were killed after a bomb attack in Kaduna State on Tuesday morning.
“In these painful circumstances, the Chairman presents his heartfelt condolences to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Government and brotherly people of Nigeria,” said Sall.
– CAJ News
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