President Muhammad Buhari & King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz
President Muhammad Buhari has rejected the invitation to join the coalition of Islamic States against terrorism which was extended to the West African country by Saudi Arabia.
President Buhari who is on a week long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar told his host, King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz that Nigeria would support the coalition rather than join it.
He said: “Even if we are not a part of it, we support you. I must thank the Kingdom of SaudiArabia for the recent creation of a coalition to address the menace of international terrorism.
“Nigeria will support your efforts in keeping peace and stopping the spread of terror in your region. This is in consonance with our own commitment and on-going efforts in seeking to stamp out Boko Haram terrorists from the West African sub-region and Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).