West Africa Must Unite To Defeat Terrorism, Banditry, President Tinubu Tells Faye

West Africa Must Unite To Defeat Terrorism, Banditry, President Tinubu Tells Faye

May 17, 2024 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday said West African countries must unite to crush banditry, terrorism and other criminal activities plaguing the region.

President Tinubu stated this at the Presidential Villa in Abuia while receiving President Bassirou Diomaye Faye of Senegal where he called for an alignment of purpose and structure in West Africa to effectively address the challenges confronting the region.

“We must defeat human trafficking; we must defeat terrorism, banditry, and poverty in our society. That must be our focus and commitment,” a statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, quoted Tinubu as saying.

The President described Nigeria and Senegal as brotherly nations, recounting both countries” long history of cooperation.

We are brothers. We have a shared interest in democracy. To make democracy sustainable in the interest of our people, we definitely must work hard.

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