President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter Terrosism.
The president was received on arrival at the Ouagadougou International Airport by President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso at exactly 9:17 a.m.
Also at the airport to receive the President were the Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed; Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama; Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi; National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd); DG, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Executive Secretary of Lake Chad Basin Commission, Ambassador Nuhu Mamman and members of the Nigerian Community in Burkina Faso.
The special, one-day summit of ECOWAS leaders and leaders from Chad, Cameroon and Mauritania is expected to adopt an action plan to address the spread of terrorism and violent extremism in the region.
The Nigerian leader is expected to address the summit where he will renew his call on West African leaders “to strive to provide the necessary resources and tools” for regional initiatives such as Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and the G5 Sahel Joint Force, to lead the war on terrorism, violent extremism and trans-border crimes across the region.