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Buhari departs to Jordan for counter-terrorism summit


President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, for Jordan to attend a counter-terrorism summit in Aqaba. The Presidency confirmed his departure in a tweet on Friday afternoon.

The meeting, tagged ‘Aqaba Retreat’, will review strategies in fighting terrorism and reinforce joint security structures in preventing attacks.

The summit, which will be hosted by King Abdullah II of Jordan, will also be attended by other West African leaders and representatives of governments of 48 countries among others.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari would share Nigeria’s experience on terrorism and its spread across West Africa at the meeting.

He is also expected to solicit more support from the leaders for pre-emptive measures that would neutralise the activities of insurgents in the West African sub-region.