Buhari also called on the US to consider relocating US Africa Command from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer the Theatre of Operation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the United State of America to come to the aide of Nigeria in combating the security challenge in the country.
The President called for a helping hand on Tuesday during the virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr Anthony Blinken.
The president stressing this in his message with Mr. Anthony, on the “important and strategic partners” in combating the security challenges facing Nigeria.
Nigeria has been battling with series of insecurity over the years and it has been looking like an unenadble war.
In the words of special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president Femi Adesina, the President is doing all humanly possible to find a lasting solution to insecurity problem in the nation. As part of the strategies put in place is the statement issued at the meeting title Security: President Buhari asks US to relocate headquarters of AFRICOM to Africa, warns of likely spillovers.”
Buhari also called on the US to consider relocating US Africa Command from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer the Theatre of Operation. Not only leaving the combat call to the US Africa Command , he further called
He never left the international community to support Nigeria and the sub-region in tackling growing security challenges to avoid spillovers.
Buhari said AFRICOM, which partners with countries to counter transnational threats, should be relocated to Africa to strengthen ongoing efforts to check the security situation, with likely effect on other nations.
He said, “The security challenges in Nigeria remain of great concern to us and impacted more negatively, by existing complex negative pressures in the Sahel, Central and West Africa, as well as the Lake Chad Region.
“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 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.