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EU, security agencies collaborate to contain terror

17 December 2014, 07:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and the European Union (EU) are enhancing cooperation to end the insurgency in the country.

According to a statement issued by Defence Headquarters in Abuja, the main focus of the collaboration is centered on Human Right and Civil Military Cooperation Training Support to Nigeria Armed Forces, Nigeria Police and Department of State Services.

National Security Adviser, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, who was represented by Major General John Samuel during the inaugurating of the Inter-Agency Civil-Military Cooperation Community at National Defence College in Abuja, said the Nigerian Armed Forces, Police and Department of State Security were being trained to boost their capacity.

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This would enable effective compliance with the provisions of international humanitarian and human rights laws during military operations in compliance with standard best practices.

Dasuki emphasized that the armed forces and other security agencies take the issue of human rights seriously, hence the training curricula in all military establishments both at basic, intermediate or strategic level includes Law of Armed Conflict and Rules of Engagement.

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh called on Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies to cooperate with civil populace in order to enhance cordial civil military relations in the country.

He said the misunderstandings that usually ensue between the military and the civil populace, particularly during counter insurgency operations, is because such operations bring the military in contact with the civil populace.

- CAJ News

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