Nigerian President: Foreign Mercenaries Must Be Disarmed Before Being Expelled from Libya – Al Marsad

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warned of the exacerbation of extremism and terrorism in West Africa, the Sahel region and Lake Chad. He criticized the United Nations Resolution on expelling all foreign fighters in Libya, without first ensuring that they were all disarmed.

(LIBYA, 22 June 2021) – The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, stressed the need to disarm all fighters who are expelled from Libya.

He indicated during the work of the 59th regular summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, Ghana, that neighboring countries should develop ways to contain or manage the movements of these fighters who were deployed in Libya. He said Libya remains a major threat to Africa.

He accused the United Nations of not adequately engaging neighbouring countries to put in place modalities for containing the non-state actors. Buhari stated that though the UN action was aimed at peace in Libya, it has created newer threats to peace and security in parts of the continent.

”It is imperative that ECOWAS leaders, at this Summit, decide how the UN-Sub-regional organisations partnerships should be reviewed to address the dangers that this UN Resolution poses to the region”, Buhari added.