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Nigerian President Asks for U.S. Support to Tackle Insecurity

  • Buhari, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met virtually
  • President suggests U.S. Africa Command relocates to continent
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Photographer: Kola Sulaimon/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari asked the U.S. to support Africa’s efforts in tackling growing insecurity in the region.

Washington should consider relocating the headquarters of the U.S. Africa Command to the continent from Stuttgart, Germany, to better support the fight against rising insecurity, Buhari said in the first virtual meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The U.S. set up Africom to help countries in the region tackle transnational threats.