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AU adopts new strategy to curb insecurity

The African Union (AU) has adopted a new strategy to curb violent extremism, terrorism and unconstitutional change of government on the continent. AU Commissioner, Political…

The African Union (AU) has adopted a new strategy to curb violent extremism, terrorism and unconstitutional change of government on the continent.

AU Commissioner, Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Bankole Adeoye, disclosed this in Abuja at the inaugural lesson learning forum on AU Peace Support Operations and the African Stanby Force.

Adeoye said that Africa could not afford to continue relying on donors to solve all its challenges, hence the need to adopt an African method that best suits the situation.

He also urged the AU to look inwards to proffer long lasting solutions to its challenges at all times.

”We must continue to face the reality on our continent. The continent is now awash with all forms of violent extremism, with terrorism complicated further by political transitions.

”In all these, brave men and women, including children, have paid and continue to pay heavy ultimate prices to ensure that peace, stability and security prevail on our continent,”Adepye said.

While giving an account of the various support missions provided by the ECOWAS, the commissioner in charge of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Abdel Moussa, expressed worry over the rising insecurity in some West African states.

 Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, urged the forum to come up with solution models based on the peculiarities of the continent.

 He said Nigeria had always put peace and security in Africa as critical plank of it foreign policy, adding,” since 1960, the country has continued to deploy troops and police officers to several AU and UN peace missions.” (NAN) 

 

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