Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Nigeria is among a coÂalition of 34 countries that Saudi Arabia will lead in its fight against global Islamic terrorists, chief among them, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The Saudi AraÂbia Ambassador to NiÂgeria, Fahad bin AbdulÂlah disclosed this at the reception for the leader of the Wahabi Global Congress, Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki.
Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki, who arrived in Nigeria in a private jet via Nnamdi Azikiwe InÂternational Airport, was received by the Nigerian leader of the Jamaâ€™atul IzaÂlatul Bidiâ€™a wa Iqamatus-Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau and his entourage amidst tight security.
Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki, it was gathÂered, is in Nigeria, to atÂtend a summit that would deliberate on the foundÂing of a centre that would focus on the teaching of genuine Islam as a prelude to finding a lasting peace in the country.
The summit, billed to start on Thursday, is exÂpected to be declared open by President MuhammaÂdu Buhari. It will be conÂducted in collaboration with JIBWIS.
According to at-Turi, the acts of terrorism beÂing perpetrated by ISIS and other bellicose Islamic groups, who subjugate huÂman rights and freedom of others in countries where they operate is antithetical to the teachings of Islam.