Saudi Arabia and Nigeria Announce Shared Fight against Terrorism
February 24, 2016
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met in Riyadh on Tuesday and discussed joint efforts to combat terrorism.
President Buhari commended the Kingdom’s efforts to defeat extremism, saying, “Nigeria will support your efforts in keeping peace and stopping the spread of terror in your region.”
King Salman invited Nigeria to consider becoming a full member of the Islamic military coalition to fight terrorism. The president pledged Nigeria’s support of the coalition, and congratulated King Salman on the formation of it.
King Salman said the Kingdom would support Nigeria in its fight to defeat terrorism, and welcomed the support of the Nigerian government for the anti-terrorism coalition.