President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for international support in his administration’s bid to bring rising insecurity to an end.
In a statement issued by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president said that the “support of important and strategic partners like United States cannot be overstated.”
According to the statement, the President made the call during a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.
The statement was titled, ‘Security: President Buhari asks US to relocate headquarters of AFRICOM to Africa, warns of likely spillovers’.
It read, “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.”