Abuja - The African Programme International Crisis (APIC) group has pledged support to the Nigerian military in its efforts to eliminate the current security challenges in the country.
The Director of group, Ernst Jan Hogendoorn, made the pledge during a courtesy visit on the Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh at the Defence Headquarters Abuja.
Hogendoorn said the purpose of the visit was to pledge the group’s willingness and readiness to support and encourage the Nigerian Armed Forces towards putting an end to the current security challenges in the nation.
“The international crisis group will co-operate with Nigerian Armed Forces and will proactively contribute to building resilience, oneness and rekindle patriotism among Nigerians,” he said.
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He added that the group would support Nigeria on other important issues, including disaster reduction, empowering the vulnerable and promoting human security.
Badeh said the Nigerian Armed Forces would continue welcoming useful assistance from individuals or groups.
“Terrorism is a global phenomenon which everyone must stand up against,”
The military is engaged in long-running campaigns to eliminate the Boko Haram sect, with mixed success.
Activities by the sect have claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions in recent years.
– CAJ News