Experts at the Peace Game Summit held in the US have discussed the terrorism in Nigeria and the economic impact and consequences of the challenge to neighbouring countries and the world as a whole.
Although citizens of Nigeria are directly at the receiving end of the on-going acts of terror in the north-east, the discussion at the summit showed that it had become an issue of concern to the world.
At the meeting, experts stressed the need for more efforts to be put in the fight against the terrorist group, Boko Haram that had carried out series of attacks on villages, towns, mosques, churches, schools and public places.
A visiting scholar at the summit, Mohammed Barkindo, demanded for more support from the American government.
He stressed the need for more assistant for the immediate support for the communities in the north-east where many had been displaced.
“We expected them to also devote equal or more time immediate measures that need to be taken particularly on the security side, strengthening our military and security in order to tackle the insurgents,” he said.
While these demands are made, the Nigerian government had few weeks ago ended a military training agreement with the US, a decision suspected to have been triggered by the refusal of the American government to sell military arms to the Nigerian government.