Dlamini-Zuma condemns rising terrorFrom ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – THE Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has denounced escalating acts of terrorism and violent extremism in the continent.
Speaking at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, she condemned the killing of 22 security agents by criminals after an attack on a refugee camp shielding Malian refugees in Niger.
Three others were injured as over 40 heavily-armed criminals drove into the security post in the south-centre Tahoua region.
Dlamini-Zuma expressed the AU’s solidarity with Niger, offered her condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to the injured.
She reiterated the AU’s commitment to continuously work with the government of Niger, all member states, notably the Lake Chad Basin, and the international community in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, which have claimed lives, displaced millions and wrecked livelihoods.
Dlamini-Zuma reiterated the appeal made by the AU Peace and Security Council at its meeting in January when AU and international partners pledged to sustain collective efforts towards effectively combatting these problems.
– CAJ News
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