The Buhari regime has pleaded with the United States of America to come and assist its government tackle worsening insecurity bedeviling the nation and the continent at large.
Mr Buhari made the request on Tuesday during a virtual meeting with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.
This is coming after his regime severally said it doesn’t need foreign assistance to fight insecurity but has now pleaded with the foreign country to relocate its Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Germany to Africa.
“During a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, @SecBlinken, President @MBuhari asked the United States to consider relocating the headquarters of the US Africa Command (@USAfricaCommand) from Germany,” Bashir Ahmad, presidential aide, tweeted.
This was reiterated in a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who said the support of the foreign in fighting insecurity cannot be taken for granted.
“The security challenges in Nigeria remain of great concern to us and impacted more negatively, by existing complex negative pressures in the Sahel, Central and West Africa, as well as the Lake Chad Region.
“Compounded as the situation remains, Nigeria and her security forces remain resolutely committed to containing them and addressing their root causes. The support of important and strategic partners like the United States cannot be overstated as the consequences of insecurity will affect all nations hence the imperative for concerted cooperation and collaboration of all nations to overcome these challenges.
“In this connection, and considering the growing security challenges in West and Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad region and the Sahel, weighing heavily on Africa, it underscores the need for the United States to consider re-locating AFRICOM Headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation,” Mr Adesina added.