Nigeria’s president and the UN Secretary-General met on Wednesday to discuss the battle against terrorism.
At the Aso Rock Palace in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met behind closed doors.
After the meeting, Buhari spoke at a joint press conference, emphasizing the significance of Guterres’ visit at a time when the world’s attention is focused on the current Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Buhari said he believes the visit underscores the assurance that the world is with Nigeria, citing efforts to combat terrorism and the participation of world leaders.
According to the UN Humanitarian Affairs office in Nigeria, more than 350,000 people have been killed and 3 million civilians have been displaced in the country’s more than a decade of terrorism.