The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government (FG) has insisted that extremism and terrorism are capable of being defeated if Nigerians comes together to face the menace.
Buhari, who spoke on-behalf of other African Heads of State and Government, during the closing Executive Session of the 2015 Commonwealth Summit in Malta, argued that he was confident that terrorism would be killed.
While calling for international cooperation and collaboration, Buhari said, “We have had the opportunity to discuss, in a serene atmosphere, wide ranging issues of great significance, not only to members of the Commonwealth, but to the global community.
“Of particular note is the Action Statement on Climate Change, which is expected to herald our commitment to saving the planet for present and future generations.
“Of equal significance are our deliberations on Radicalisation and Violent Extremism. We are witnesses to the growing phenomenon of terrorism that is affecting us, whether big or small.
“The reign of terror will only succeed, if peace-loving people choose to remain idle. But I am confident that through our collective efforts, we will defeat this scourge and restore peace.
“I came into power via democratic principles and values espoused by this same body. Nigeria, as a country, will continue to protect and promote these democratic ideals.”