President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the pledge that Nigeria will continue to support the fight against terrorism and other crimes, especially in the West and Central sub-regions of Africa.
The President made the promise in Lome, the Togolese capital during a joint summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
President Buhari restated the pledge while making contribution to the consideration and adoption of the draft declaration by ECCAS and ECOWAS on peace, security, stability and the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
While commending the collaboration among Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun, Niger and Benin in the fight against transnational crimes and proliferation of small arms and light weapons, President Buhari further appealed for inter-regional collaboration in order to enhance maritime security and effective border control.
He also stressed the need to respect rule of law, ensure democracy and promote human rights, as this are vital to good governance and enhancing socio-economic development.