President Muhammadu Buhari cries out to US government to help West Africans country fight Insecurity.
Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has finally reached out to the US government for assistance in combating insecurity in Nigeria and other West African countries.
On Tuesday, February 27, 2021, President Muhammadu had a virtual meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. He also pleaded with the US to move the headquarters of AFRICOM (Africa Command) from Germany to Africa.
Femi Adeshina disclosed what President Muhammadu Buhari and Anthony discussed in a statement. The sentence reads as follows:
“The security challenges in Nigeria remain of great concern to us and impacted more negatively, by existing complex negative pressures in the Sahel, Central and West Africa, as well as the Lake Chad Region.Compounded as the situation remains, Nigeria and her security forces remain resolutely committed to containing them and addressing their root causes. The support of important and strategic partners like United States cannot be overstated as the consequences of insecurity will affect all nations hence the imperative for concerted cooperation and collaboration of all nations to overcome these challenges.In this connection, and considering the growing security challenges in West and Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad region and the Sahel, weighing heavily on Africa, it underscores the need for the United States to consider re-locating AFRICOM Headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation.”