The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for what it described as President Muhammadu Buhari’s shuttle diplomacy aimed at forging a stronger regional front against the Boko Haram insurgency.
The party said instead of criticizing him, the President should be praised for his efforts.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said that any solution to the crisis brought about by Boko Haram must be regional in nature as it has now assumed a regional dimension, affecting many countries in West Africa.
“Besides, it said since terrorism has assumed a global dimension, no nation, not even the superpower United States, can fight the growing menace alone. This is why even in our days in opposition, we advocated a regional solution to the crisis,” APC said.
The party said President Buhari’s trip to Niger and Chad, two of the countries worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, showed that he understands the regional dimension that the insurgency has assumed, and that for any effort by Nigeria to yield positive results, it must seek the cooperation of its neighbouring countries.