Buhari Charges ECOWAS Leaders on Insecurity

From left: President Alassane Outtara of Cote D’Ivoire; President, ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou; Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Muhammadu Buhari; President Alpha Conde of Guinea and President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic during the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja on Saturday (29/6/2019) 04641/29/6/2019/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Heads of State and Government in the West African sub-region to fight insecurity to a standstill.

He spoke in Abuja at the 55th Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

The event is taking place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari, who is the current Chairman of ECOWAS, called for joint action by all the member states to combat insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and other forms of cross-border crimes.

He stressed that until insecurity was addressed in the sub-region, its stability, economic prosperity and development would remain a mirage.

He stated, “We should send a strong and unified message to the perpetrators of violence that we are resolute in our collective determination to confront and defeat them.”