Nigeria Government, the United States of America and the 82-member global coalition against terrorism have reaffirmed their commitment to defeating ISIS and other terror groups including ISWAP and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
According to the Office of the Nigeria National Security Adviser (ONSA) this was part of the outcome of a virtual meeting of the 82-member global coalition drawn from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
In a statement on Saturday the ONSA said the virtual meeting which was co-chaired by the coordinators of the National Counter Terrorism of Nigeria and U.S. also had the Africa Union, European Union, ECOWAS and G5 Sahel represented among other international and regional organisations.
The Nigeria delegation led by Babagana Monguno a retired Major General and the country’s National Security Adviser who was represented by Yaminu Musa a Rear Admiral and the Coordinator of the Nigeria Counter-Terrorism Centre.
The session according to ONSA was moderated by Ambassador J. Peter Pham, the U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel.
It had panelists from Global Coalition members Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Niger, and co-host Nigeria providing key perspectives on the evolution of ISIS affiliates and their troubling activities in West Africa.
Thousands of people have killed, millions displaced, and hundreds of thousands had fled their homes as the insurgency infiltrated and ravaged many towns and villages in many parts of Nigeria’s Northeast.