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Defence Chiefs meet to tackle terrorism

05 September 2015, 07:10

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 Information, said.

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


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