Lagos - The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)
General Gabriel Olonisakin has arrived Bamako, Mali for the meeting of
African Union (AU) Chiefs of Defence Staff and Minister of Defence.
The meeting is in furtherance of multinational approach
to fight against terrorism that is ravaging African regions.
It is aimed at engendering participants to partner on
the enhancement of security cooperation and the conceptualization of the
African Peace and Security Architecture in the Sahelo-Saharan region.
Terrorism has become a global problem and requires
collective approach towards addressing the menace.
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It (meeting) focused on the threats faced by countries
in the Sahelo-Saharan region, especially the threats of Boko
Haram terrorists in Nigeria and other member countries of the Lake Chad
Basin Commission (LCBC) and the threats of Al-Shabab terrorists in
Central Africa, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director Defence
Before the close of the meeting, General Olonisakin
would use the opportunity to brief the continental Defence Chiefs and
Ministers of Defence of AU about efforts Nigeria and its allied in
the LCBC are putting in place to contain the aggression of Boko Haram
in the sub-region.
It would be recalled that General Olonisakin, since
assumption of ffice as CDS, has been working round the clock and
collaborating with other countries to tackle insecurity and terrorism in
the sub-region, said Abubakar.
- CAJ News