Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has called for united action by African countries against terrorism, which he described as a grave security challenge facing the continent.

Buhari stated this Sunday while reacting to a terrorist attack in Zaroumdareye, a border town between Niger Republic and Mali, in which about 70 persons were reportedly killed.

The Nigerian President condemned the attack and waste of innocent lives by the terrorists and described terrorism on the continent as a contagion, which would keep spreading across the region, if united action is not taken.

A statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, stated that Buhari said the Zaroumdareye incident is another clarion call for united action by African leaders against the menace.

President Buhari said: “I am profoundly shocked by the large-scale death of innocent people at the hands of these callous militants, who have no regard for the sanctity of human life.

“We are facing grave security challenges on account of the evil campaign of indiscriminate violence by terrorists in the Sahel and only united action can help us defeat these vicious enemies of humanity,” he said.

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