FG Resumes Prosecution of Boko Haram Suspects.


The Nigerian government says it has resumed the prosecution of all Boko haram detainees in Kainji, Niger state.

This was disclosed by the national security adviser (NSA), to the president, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, at the ongoing 2-day high-level African counter-terrorism summit in Abuja.

The NSA also said the country gathering intelligence on the activities of the terrorist group and the Islamic state–west Africa province (ISWAP) and their other affiliates, to tackle the groups headlong.

Ribadu argued that the summit highlights the strategic commitment of Nigeria to the United Nations (UN’s) counter-terrorism agreement, adding that Africa faces threats from diverse terrorist groups who exploit local vulnerabilities.

On his part, the under-secretary-general for counter-terrorism, united nations office on counter-terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, said the success of the United Nations lies in the collaboration of African countries towards providing African-based solutions.

The 2-day high-level summit is expected to, among other things, produce solutions to the multifaceted security threats in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

The summit has in attendance, the presidents of Nigeria, Ghana and Togo. There are also representatives from the leaders of Chad and Niger.


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