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Insecurity: We Shall Not Relent in Protecting Our People, Buhari Tells ECOWAS Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has told leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that his government will not relent in protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians and other neighboring countries.

President Buhari who is the chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government stated this on Saturday while declaring the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS open in Abuja.

He said, “Let me offer, on behalf of all of us, our sincere sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims of terrorist attacks, banditry and inter-communal clashes perpetrated by some misguided elements in our societies.

“We shall not relent in our efforts to protect our peace-loving people and their properties, while vigorously sustaining the war against terrorism and criminality”.

The President told Heads of State and Government there is a need for the adoption of a common strategy at the national and regional level to combat terrorism.

According to him, “We will reinforce our actions and resources for a more effective response to protect our citizens and secure our common space”.

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