US, Nigeria, Others Seek Measures Against Recruitment By Terrorists
The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS has called for measures to counter radicalisation, recruitment of gullible individuals and concerted global efforts to defeat ISIS. The group also drew lessons from the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and how such lessons and lines of efforts could be applied in West Africa and the Sahel. These were the highlights of the virtual meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS hosted by Nigeria and the United States of America on Tuesday. The office of the National Security Adviser(NSA) and the United States co-host Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS. Nigeria expressed commitment to the defeat of the Boko Haram and its Islamic State in West Africa. The coordinators of the National Counter terrorism of the two countries co-chaired the meeting, which was attended by delegates from the 82 member global coalition drawn from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Africa Union, European Union, ECOWAS and G5 Sahel were also represented.
The Nigerian delegation, led by the National Security Adviser, represented by the Coordinator of the Counter terrorism Centre, expressed Nigeria’s commitment to the global coalition against ISIS and other terrorist groups in the world. The coordinator noted that the challenges of global terrorism had negatively impacted virtually every facet of human endeavour, including the economy, the polity, and the lives and livelihoods of people as apparent in the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin and parts of the North East. The US Coordinator for Counter terrorism who was designated as the Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS outlined the coalition’s increasing focus on defeating ISIS’s global branches and affiliates. It was also noted that ISIS was undermining state authorities and peoples’ means of livelihood across the globe, particularly in Africa where more affiliates were springing up.