President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that construction of highways, railways and creation of jobs, will end the reigns of terrorism in Africa.
Buhari made the comment in an article published on Sunday in the UK’s Financial Times.
The article titled ‘Africa needs more than US military aid to defeat terror’, reflected on the state of terrorism globally, following the withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan and the invasion of the country by the Taliban.
The President noted that the threat of terrorism now “burns fiercely” in Africa.
He suggested that to defeat terrorism, what Africa needs most from the US “is a comprehensive partnership to close the disparity between our economic and demographic growth”.
“Ultimately, Africans need not swords but ploughshares to defeat terror,” Buhari added.
“Yes, we require the technological and intelligence support that our armies do not possess.
“Yet the boots we need on the ground are those of constructors, not the military. Africa’s fight against terror is the world’s fight.
“We will defeat them one highway, one rail link — and one job — at a time.”