Buhari reveals how extremist preachers promote insurgency / President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday charged leaders especially from the Muslim world to rise up against violence induced by hate preachings from persons he described as deranged in the name of Islam.

Buhari, who spoke in Jordan at a security meeting hosted by King Abdullah II, observed that insurgents attracted members to their fold through "insidious preaching" by extremist clerics. He therefore called for an action plan to halt the trend.

“All nations, irrespective of religion should partner effectively in implementing national, regional and global action plans to counter violent extremism,” he said, and called for a stronger and well-coordinated collaboration against violent extremism.

He reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to playing a leading role in bringing together countries of the West African sub-region in a collective security arrangement.

The President assured that with what Nigeria had gone through, it was ready to share the experiences with a view to fashioning out comprehensive action plans in tackling the scourge of violent extremism in the region.

A statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, illustrated how joint regional collaboration under the auspices of the Multinational Joint Task Force, combined with the efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces, succeeded in decimating the activities of extremists in the West African region.

The statement added that at the end of the meeting, participants resolved to come up with concrete action plans that would change the narrative of violent extremism in the West African sub-region at a follow-up meeting to be hosted by Nigeria.


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