UNGA 76: Nigeria seeks UN support against counter-terrorism



UNGA 76: Nigeria seeks UN support against counter-terrorism

By Cecilia Ologunagba

The National Security Advisor (NSA), the retired Major-General. Babagana Monguno, requested the support of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office (UNOCT) to combat the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

Monguno told the Nigeria News Agency in New York that Nigeria and the sub-region need the international community to support and sustain the country’s efforts in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.

Monguno also expressed Nigeria’s willingness to collaborate with UNCTAD to provide humanitarian support to victims of terrorism in northeastern Nigeria.

The NSA said Nigeria has a long working relationship with UNOCT and will continue to partner with it to fight terrorism in the country and in the sub-region.

reports that the Nigerian security officer held a closed-door meeting with UNCTO Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly.

“The objective of my discussion with the UNCTO Under-Secretary-General was primarily to examine current and emerging issues in the fight against terrorism and extreme violence,” he said.

“I discussed the need for us to look at the new challenges more holistically, in particular looking at the non-kinetic aspects of countering terrorism and violent extremism.

“It is no longer just a Nigerian problem, but a completely regional problem.

“I also told him that Niger, Cameroon, Chad had their own inherent particular problems, which is capable of slowing their progress with us in the Multinational Joint Force,” he said.

Monguno stressed the need to seek ways to involve all countries of the world in the fight against terrorism, especially in a non-kinetic way.

He said the issues of small arms and light weapons and other issues affected the country’s fight against counterterrorism and violent extremism.

According to him, the UN counterterrorism chief has given assurances of partnership with Nigeria and also called on other countries around the world that focus on counterterrorism to join Nigeria.

“We have collaborated on softer issues of building trust in local communities, issues of regulating non-governmental organizations in their work with the population.

“In addition, UNOCT is trying to work with some institutions in Nigeria, like the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, on ways to jointly build government institutions to deal with areas that we cannot deal with using military force. “

Strengthening border security management, combating terrorism and improving the coordination of civil society organizations’ commitments in preventing and countering violent extremism in Nigeria are other topics discussed. with the head of the UN against terrorism.

Monguno previously met Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) / Executive Director, Executive Directorate of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTED), Michèle Coninsx, and the duo discussed how to deal with the current terrorist threats in Nigeria. , in the Lake Chad basin and the Sahel.

The meeting between the NSA and Coninsx discussed Nigeria’s progress in countering terrorism and violent extremism, supporting victims of terrorism, de-radicalization and prosecution of suspected terrorists as well as global support for the country.

Source: NAN

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