Nigeria/Saudi coalition will curb terrorism from roots – Sen Shehu Sani
By Godwin Ekosin
Chairman Senate Committee on foreign and local debt, Senator Shehu Sani said the proposed Saudi Arabia led coalition against terrorism as backed by President Buhari is a child of necessity and should be applauded.
According to the Senator representing, Kaduna Central, the Coalition is a commendable step towards confronting and combatting the menace of terror globally.
Vice chairman Senate committee on foreign affairs in press statement he personally issued said, ISIS is the source and inspiration for terror groups world wide, opined that ”there is no alternative better than the Saudi initiative.”
According to him, the Saudi initiative provide opportunity for non-aligned nations and nations bedeviled by terror and violent insurgency to tackle the scourge from its roots.
“Nigerians should not attach any religious meaning to the initiative as terrorism poses a common threat and danger to global peace and to people of all religious affiliation.
“Nigeria’s presence in the coalition is in the best national interest of Nigeria as Nigeria is also a victim of activities terror groups with possible affiliations to ISIL.
“A collective danger can only be addressed by a collective action. No nation of the world can individually contain or combat terror without an alliance in the pursuit of its total eradication,” he added.
However, he maintained that the fight against armed terror groups should not be the exclusive responsibility of global powers.
“From Somalia to Yemen to Iraq to Afghanistan and beyond, terrorism represent a common threat to World peace and stability; it is a moral and political duty for nations of the world to act in unison of words and action to save humanity.”
Posted from GoBroadsheet