Terrorism, Arms Control Top Nigeria’s Presentation At UN Assembly

Channels Television
Updated September 9, 2014

Abba Moro.The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, says Nigeria will be making a robust presentation at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the issue of terrorism and control of small arms and light weapons.

Mr Moro spoke in Abuja on Tuesday while addressing reporters in after attending the final inter-ministerial meeting in preparation for the general assembly.

He said that the issue of terrorism had become global phenomenon that required global commitment to tackling it.

“Terrorism, which specifically deals with the internal security of Nigeria today, is a global affair and a more global attitude has been developed and Nigeria is part of that global development.

“Right now, like I said, the Federal Government set up a presidential committee on the control of small arms and light weapons and the report of that certainly is incorporated here.

“The whole fight against terrorism, which occupies a very significant side event in the UNGA will be attended by Nigeria and Nigeria with first hand experience of what is happening now will make a robust presentation on the need for global community to intervene urgently, not just in Nigeria but wherever terrorism and insurgency is rearing its head,” Mr Moro said.

He also told reporters that the government was not shying away from naming the sponsors and importers on the weapons into the country.