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AU Gets $70m To Fight Insurgency In Africa

AUThe African Union (AU) said on Wednesday it got $70m to fight insurgency on the African continent.

Also, AU equally praised President Muhammadu Buhari for redeeming Nigeria’s pledge of $21m.
The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smail Chergui disclosed these while briefing journalists at the end of the three-day retreat for AU and regional bodies in Abuja.

The contributions, according to him, became imperative for the takeoff of the multinational force.
Reacting to recent attacks in the North-east, Chergui said dealing with this unspeakable attacks on innocent citizens was a priority to the continental body.

He explained the rationale for raising the 900 multinational force to contain insurgency in the continent.

“It’s not for Nigeria alone but for the African region. When it comes to Nigeria and I think since the election of President Buhari, this is as a witness, and as a person who is working on a daily basis with the government of Nigeria on the issue, this is now the first priority for the government.

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