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Buhari President says Nigeria won’t join Islamic alliance against terrorism  

The invitation had attracted controversy due to Nigeria’s secular status as against the Islamic nations which are expected to join the group.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected an invitation by Saudi Arabia to join the Coalition of Islamic States against Terror.

Buhari hinted that Nigeria would not join the alliance during a meeting with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz in Riyadh.

“Even if we are not a part of it, we support you,” Buhari said at a bilateral meeting between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

“I must thank the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 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),” he added.

The invitation had attracted controversy due to Nigeria’s secular status as against the Islamic nations which are expected to join the group.

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