Abuja - The Chief of Defence Staff, General
Gabriel Olonisakin, has sought additional assistance from Pakistan to help
degrade the capacity of insurgents in the Northeast.
He appealed for assistance in the areas of staff
development and capabilities against Improvise Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Olonisakin made this call at the Defence Headquarters
during a courtesy call by the Pakistan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lieutenant
General Agher Farooq.
He said such assistance would be in addition to
Pakistani’s supply of military equipment since the inception of insurgency in
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Olonisakin said with both countries sharing similarities
in history and problems around insurgency, the Nigerian military would benefit
from Pakistani’s experiences.
The Chief of Defence Staff noted counter-insurgency was
a long drawn operation.
Thus, he said, the military would continue to interface
with friendly and allied nations to ensure that the military get the required
Farooq commended the Nigerian government and the military
for their approach in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.
The envoy said the aim of the visit was to
bridge communication gap between the two countries and to reignite cordial
- CAJ News