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.”