President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted that many Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC member states are grappling with serious security problems, including terrorism, violent extremism and armed criminality.

The President stated this when he read the collective statement of African countries at the 14th Summit of the OIC in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

In the statement read, Buhari said the situation had been compounded by series of political crises in the affected countries.

The Nigerian leader said some of these challenges had assumed grave dimensions in recent times and required serious and coordinated approach for lasting solutions.

The president, however, noted that African members of the OIC were pleased with renewed efforts by the OIC for the restoration of the national rights of the Palestinians and other long-standing unresolved conflicts.