Jonathan Leaves For Nairobi To Discuss Ways Against Continent’s TerrorismLatest News, News Monday, September 1st, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to leave for Nairobi, the Kenya capital today, to participate in a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council scheduled for Tuesday.
The Nairobi meeting according to a statement issued Sunday by Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati is a follow-up talks by Mr. President and other African leaders at Pretoria, South Africa in May this year on joint action against terrorism, informing further that it would receive and consider the report of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa.
Abati indicated that deliberations at the Nairobi Summit and the adoption of the African Chairperson’s Report by President Jonathan, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other participating Heads of State were “expected lead to more collaborative actions by Nigeria and other African countries to rid the continent of acts of terrorism and violent extremism”.
The statement stated the President was accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as well as other advisers and aides. He is billed to return Tuesday after the close of the summit.
Both Nigeria and kenya are presently being terrorized by Boko Haram and Al – Shabab insurgents’ groups respectively.
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