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Nigeria to Reveal Counterterrorism Strategy at UN General Assembly Meeting

vsnomuNigeria was planning to move Monday to secure international support for its anti-insurgency campaign as it unveils its counterterrorism strategy at the ongoing 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly Meeting (UNGA) in New York.

The Nigerian mission to the United Nations working in liaison with Abuja was putting finishing touches to one of the country’s main presentations on terrorism to the global body.

Responding to The Guardian’s inquiry on Nigeria’s general concerns in this regard, high level officials at the Nigeria House disclosed that the federal government was poised to ask the U.N. to support its strategy as a more enduring instrument of curbing terrorism and, most importantly, “stamping it out from its roots.”

In presenting its policy dialogue on terrorism at the U.N., the federal government would also now be pushing the passage of a Security Council Resolution aimed at “compelling both Nigeria and her neighbors  to work together in stamping violent extremism and terrorism in the region.”

By the close of last week, four commanders of the various U.N. peacekeeping forces worldwide took turns to brief the 7, 275th Security Council Meeting allowing the 15-member body to subsequently discuss the issues raised on the prevailing circumstances in their coverage areas.

Nigeria’s counterterrorism strategy seeks to:

• Stem the tide of radicalization and reduce the incidence of violent activities;

• Change the behavior of violent extremists and counter the narratives of extremist groups; and

• Promote core national values and reintegration.

Monday’s policy dialogue on Nigeria’s multidimensional approach to tackling conflict is expected to feature a presentation by the National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) chamber, U.N. headquarters.


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