Buhari Launches Centre To Tackle Terrorism In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC), a facility he declares would serve as his major infrastructural legacy to the incoming administration to effectively coordinate national security and counterterrorism efforts.

President Buhari made the declaration during the inauguration of two state-of-the-art facilities including the new Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in Abuja as part of efforts to address the protracted challenge of insecurity, particularly terrorism and violent extremism.

Speaking at the inauguration of the two world-class facilities, the President noted that his administration has checkmated agitators in the South East and to a lesser extent the South West which have been experiencing separatist agitations.

Additionally, he said crude oil theft, sea robbery, piracy, and militancy in the South-South are equally being addressed.