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We won’t bow to terrorists, says visiting Italian PM

16 July 2015, 12:04

Nairobi - Visiting Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi said that the world will not bow to terrorists who have continued to threaten lives of many people around the globe.

While delivering a lecture at the University of Nairobi Wednesday, the PM noted that indeed terrorism is one of the greatest challenges the world is facing saying urgent steps need to be taken to counter it.

He condemned the recent attack on Garissa University College by Al Shabaab militants saying an attack on a university is an attack on everyone.

“Everyone has a role to play in dealing with the menace as it is an attack on our identity and freedom,” he said.

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He sent his condolences to the victims of terror attacks in Kenya adding that his government has set up a scholarship fund to support the students who survived the attack.

He said the Italian government had signed an agreement with the National Police Service to offer training to police officers on how to combat terrorism.

He challenged universities to be frontiers in building different strategies for a better future.

The PM called on students and academia to use their intelligence to create new approaches and ideas on ways that will resolve the issues affecting the society.

He said the students were the future stakeholders of the vision of the world and that his wish was for them to see that they could be leaders with the ability to create this vision.

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