Despite housing the world’s most dangerous terrorist group, Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari says that world’s most populous black nation, Nigeria, isn’t exceptional to extremist violence because terrorism can be found “all over” the world.
The Nigerian leader was speaking while welcoming high commissioner of Canada, Mr. Christopher Thornley, in Abuja on Wednesday 5 October 2016.
“The terrorists are all over the place; and we must be more watchful. If a developed country like France can be attacked by terrorists to the point of killing about 130 people, then what more of developing countries.
“We need to build, and keep increasing our capacities to network and stay ahead. We need to build these capacities across borders because terrorists operate across borders.
“‘We want you to know that Canada stands by you as a friend to Nigeria, and your government.”