Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari says the world needs to up its game against global terrorism.
Buhari made the call while addressing the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
“The litany of sophisticated terrorist attacks across the globe is a harsh reality of the challenges the world is facing today,” the president said.
“We must therefore redouble our efforts to ensure collective security.”
Buhari admitted to Nigeria’s continued struggle against Boko Haram but failed to mention that his government is rehabilitating “repentant” terrorists, reintegrating them into society and paying them stipends.
The Nigerian leader only mentioned his government’s effort at helping the victims of terror.
“In Nigeria, we are still facing violent extremism from the insurgency of Boko Haram and bandits,” Buhari said.
“We continue to count on our strong cooperation with UN counter-terrorism bodies and neighbouring countries to overcome the terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin and the wider Sahel Region.
“We will vigorously sustain the rehabilitation, reconstruction and resettlement of victims of terrorism and insurgency in the North East,” he said.
The Nigerian president also renewed calls for international peace and nuclear weapons disarmament.
The address followed recent peace agreements involving Israel, Arab states and some European countries near the region.
The theme of this year’s General Assembly is: “The Future We Want, The United Nations We Need: Reaffirming Our Collective Commitment To Multilateralism – Confronting Coronavirus Through Effective Multilateral Action”.