Nigeria to spend $80m to fight insurgency in the north — Buhari

The federal government is committing $80 million to the fight against terrorism and banditry in the northern part of the country this year, President Muhmmadu Buhari announced on Saturday.

Buhari spoke during the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government virtual Summit.

The President, whose speech was read by Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyema, expressed worries over the spate of terrorism in some countries of the...