Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on African leaders to unite against the rising spate of attacks being perpetuated by insurgents and terrorists in the continent.
Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, made the call when he received the Bureau of the African Ambassadors Group who visited him at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
He stated that much as it is necessary to seek external support in the fight against terrorism, it better for African leaders to come together and be their brothers’ keeper.
Saraki said: “I want to thank you individually and collectively for the support that you continue to give our country in the fight against terrorism.
“I think the way forward for us is that we should all unite, we should all come together to defeat terrorism and that is why the initiative of President Buhari which is also working in the regional support that we are seeing, is beginning to yield good result.
“It shows what we can achieve when we are together, when we are united. I think the message here is that we have to solve our problems. Yes, we will get support from the international community, but we must be our brother’s keeper.
“We should start first at home to see that we come together. There is no doubt that in years to come, Africa will be the place to be.
“Whether you are talking about development or the possibility of economic growth, it is here in Africa and where people from other parts of the world are coming into Africa, we within Africa are not working closely together and this is a challenge for all of us,” Saraki stated.
Earlier, the Dean of the African Ambassadors Group and Ambassador of the Saharawi Republic, Ambassador Oubi Bachir stated that the rising wave of terrorism across the world shows that nowhere is safe anymore.
He condemned the recent Boko Haram attacks in some parts of the country, while pledging the unconditional support and solidarity of their various home governments to the Federal Government on the campaign against Boko Haram.
Bachir said: “As we reaffirm our strong condemnation of the criminal and cowardly acts carried out by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria and the neighbouring countries we express our unconditional support and solidarity with the Nigerian Government and people.
“You can count on our countries individually and collectively in standing by your side not only in the fight against terrorism but also facing up to the challenges of development, employment and good governance,” the Ambassador stated.

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