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Britain restates support to fight against Boko Haram

07 August 2015, 09:47 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – Britain has re-affirmed its resolve to assist Nigeria in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists.

The country’s Deputy Chief of Defence Staff on Military Strategy and Operations, Lieutenant General Gordon Messenger, gave this assurance when he and other senior British military officers paid courtesy call on the Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

Messenger stated that the essence of the visit of the senior British officials to Nigeria was to broaden the deep relationship and re-energise the bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Britain. 

He pointed out that they came to Nigeria for deliberations towards identifying the ideal area of collaboration to be adopted in the fight against insurgency and the best way to make it work. 

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He stressed that the fight against terrorism is a multifaceted problem that demands strategy and careful exploration of grey areas in order to re-appraise the best support the British could offer.

Olonisakin thanked the British officials for the visit and the determination of the Britain to assist Nigeria. 

He acknowledged all the assistance the Nigerian Armed Forces had enjoyed from Britain, especially in term of training and retraining of our personnel for capacity building to crush the insurgents, Boko Haram.

Olonisakin noted that the Nigerian Armed Forces was doing everything within its power to liquidate Boko Haram and its cells.

The Boko Haram insurgency has claimed thousands of lives and displaced more than 2 million people mostly in the Northeast.  

- CAJ News


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