President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that the war with Boko Haram has left over 10,000 Nigerians dead and more than 2 million people displaced.
The President made these remarks Friday night while attending a banquet for Queen Elizabeth II during the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta.
President Buhari’s remarks were relayed to members of the press by the President’s Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. According to Mr. Adesina, President Buhari called for the creation of a Commonwealth Committee which would assist Nigeria and other nations impacted by the “scourge” of international terrorism.
This committee, President Buhari explained, would meet with developing nations battling terrorism. After conferring with these nations, the committee would formulate a grand political strategy to combat terrorism. The President voiced his hopes that such a committee be created prior to the 2016 CHOGM.
President Buhari called upon the most developed members of the Commonwealth to aid the less developed members in the areas of economic development, corruption, terrorism, and security.