President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday urged america to relocate the US Africa Command to the continent.
President Buhari, in a digital assembly with the US Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony Blinken, mentioned AFRICOM, which companions with international locations to counter transnational threats, must be relocated to Africa to strengthen ongoing efforts to examine the safety state of affairs, with seemingly impact on different nations.
“The safety challenges in Nigeria stay of nice concern to us and impacted extra negatively, by present advanced detrimental pressures within the Sahel, Central and West Africa, in addition to the Lake Chad Area.
“Compounded because the state of affairs stays, Nigeria and her safety forces stay resolutely dedicated to containing them and addressing their root causes. The assist of vital and strategic companions like United States can’t be overstated as the results of insecurity will have an effect on all nations therefore the crucial for concerted cooperation and collaboration of all nations to beat these challenges.
“On this connection, and contemplating the rising safety challenges in West and Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad area and the Sahel, weighing closely on Africa, it underscores the necessity for america to think about re-locating AFRICOM Headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and close to the Theatre of Operation,’’ he mentioned.