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Britain reassures commitment to fight Boko Haram

12 October 2015, 12:08Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – In a major boost to ending the insurgency in the northeast, the United Kingdom has pledged all necessary assistance to the Nigerian Armed Forces.

British Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton reinforced the British pledge when he paid courtesy visit to Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin in his office in Abuja.

Houghton noted that the long-standing relationship between Nigeria and the United Kingdom and the recent visit of Nigeria’s President to Britain informed his visit to Nigeria to meet with the top military leadership on the urgent areas of collaboration against the threat of Boko Haram insurgency.

Also Read: Military says closing in on Boko Haram militants

He said Britain is aware of the efforts Nigeria Armed Forces had put in to subdue insurgency in the North East and militancy in the Niger Delta, noting that the time is ripe for Nigeria allies to render all necessary forms of assistance to reinforce the capability of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Houghton pointed out that the successful conduct of the last Nigeria general election that produced Mohammadu Buhari as the President has further put Nigeria on a positive global searchlight in the comity of nations and the Britain is ever ready, more than before, to assist the country in human capacity building and technical aids.

He commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for beating back the terrorists in the last couple of months. – CAJ News




- CAJ News


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