Chairman Snowe J.
June 8, 2022

Chairman of the Political Affairs, Peace, Security and African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Senator Edwin Melvin Snowe J. said the issue of terrorism should be looked at from the root cause in the wake of increased attacks in the West African sub-region.

According to him it is time to start looking more at what is happening in the West and see how best the sub-region can put necessary safety mechanism to work in the region.

“What is happening in Russia and Ukraine has a trickledown effect and the impact is felt mostly on the smaller countries”, he said in an interview from his base in Liberia.

When the terrorist begin to feel that there is more global attention on what is happening in the West or other countries, then they want to take chances, come down and inflate wounds and pains on our people. We need to ensure the international community, the United Nations including the AU do everything possible to look at the situation between Ukraine and Russia”.

And added that the terrorist attack on Togo there was loss of lives and that has been the problem in other parts of the West Africa sub-region. “The problem in the Sahel is coming down” and something should be done about it.

“We are prone to experiencing more of these kinds of attacks in our West African sub-region”, he stated.

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