The Nigerian leader was speaking while welcoming high commissioner of Canada, Mr. Christopher Thornley, in Abuja on Wednesday 5 October 2016.
"The terrorists are all over the place; and we must be more watchful. If a developed country like France can be attacked by terrorists to the point of killing about 130 people, then what more of developing countries.
"We need to build, and keep increasing our capacities to network and stay ahead. We need to build these capacities across borders because terrorists operate across borders.
"‘We want you to know that Canada stands by you as a friend to Nigeria, and your government."