By Abdullah Bello (Abuja)

President Bola Tinubu will open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja on Monday.

The high-level African counter-terrorism summit is being organised by Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT.

The theme is “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism”.

The summit is to enhance multilateral counter-terrorism cooperation and reshape the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa, with emphasis on the importance of African-led and African-owned solutions.

It will provide a platform to review the nature and severity of the threat of terrorism on the continent, with a view to agreeing on concrete strategic priorities and measures to address this scourge.

The summit will also foster deeper regional collaboration, enhancing the institutional capacity of member states and facilitating the exchange of best practices and knowledge to combat the multifaceted threat of terrorism in Africa.

Heads of States and Governments, as well as high-level government officials from across Africa, representatives of international organisations and multilateral institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society groups are expected to attend the summit.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, says the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, will attend the event, while the National Security Adviser, NSA, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, will deliver the concluding remarks at the end of the summit.

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