President Muhammadu Buhari will join heads of state in a counter-terrorism meeting held in Aqaba, Jordan this weekend, December 2-3.

Representatives from 48 countries and several non-governmental organizations will attend the Aqaba Retreat to assess strategies aimed to effectively prevent and combat global terrorism.

The summit, hosted by King Abdullah II of Jordan, will also seek to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism and security measures.

According to presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu, Mr. Buhari will discuss Nigeria’s experiences with Boko Haram and will seek support for implementing measures that can prevent its activities in Nigeria and West Africa in general.

Mr. Shehu added that the president will also hold individual meetings with certain heads of state to improve relations and foster cooperation.

Mr. Buhari’s delegation will include the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali;  the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno; and the Acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mohammed Dawuda.

The governors of Kogi, Osun, and Niger States will also join the delegation.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

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