President Muhammadu Buhari Finally Implores Foreign Aid To Tackle Insecurity in The Country
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally implored foreign aid to curb the unpleasant situation in the country.
During a virtual meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony Blinken, Buhari stressed the need for the U.S. to consider relocating its Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany, to its theatre of operation which is Africa, explaining that the security challenges in the country has impacted more negatively by existing complex negative pressures in the Sahel, Central, and West Africa, as well as the Lake Chad Region.
President Buhari said: “
“Compounded as the situation remains, Nigeria and her security forces remain resolutely committed to containing them and addressing their root causes. The support of important and strategic partners like the United States cannot be overstated as the consequences of insecurity will affect all nations hence the imperative for concerted cooperation and collaboration of all nations to overcome these challenges.
“In this connection, and considering the growing security challenges in West and Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad region and the Sahel, weighing heavily on Africa, it underscores the need for the United States to consider relocating AFRICOM headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation,’’ he said.
This is coming after some governors and senators yesterday expressed fears that the Boko Haram insurgents might overrun the nation’s capital, Abuja because of the attacks the deadly group had launched on neighbouring states.
They further asked the President to seek foreign help in order to end insecurity in the country while describing its increase in the country as not only terrible but also shameful.
The incessant killings, kidnappings and attacks on all geo political zones in the country rose to an alarming rate in the past few weeks with so many lives lost in the process.