West African leaders pledge $1 bln to fight Islamist threat

West African leaders pledge $1 bln to fight Islamist threat

*In a bid to put an end to Islamist threat in West Africa, the West African leaders have pledged $1 billion to combat the spiralling threat of Islamist militancy in the region, the head of the regional ECOWAS bloc said on Saturday.*

“With regards to financing ECOWAS decided to contribute 1 billion dollars to the financing of the joint forces and to the reinforcement of the operational capabilities and of state intelligence,” said Niger President, Mahamadou issoufou.

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  1. Nice thing to do. However do so to boost Quality Education on the continent since extremism thrives on ignorance and misguided piety. Physical confrontation is a partial solution. We need a once and for all solution to liberate our minds from obnoxious egotism. ITOGILE

  2. Special advise,fight their Ideology to delete the foreign religion from African culture and tradition,if you would succeed to destroy their Ideology because it's already created hate speaches, written that the Christians and the Jews will go to hell.


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