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UK reiterates support against Boko Haram

03 May 2016, 21:27

Abuja - The United Kingdom has restated its commitment to assist Nigeria in the quest to eradicate the threat posed by the Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast.

The European country also pledged partnering with relevant agencies to rehabilitate the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).

This was jointly stated by the Director General for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Defence Intelligence and the British Assistant Chief of Defence Staff in Defence Engagement, Sarah Macintosh, and Rear Admiral Simon Ancona, respectively when they led a five-man delegation to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

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Macintosh applauded the commitment of the Nigerian Armed Forces in decimating the dreaded Boko Haram.

Ancona expressed the British desire to assist the regional Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the military campaign against Boko Haram and contribute to the establishment of a Multi National Joint Task Force coordination centre.

Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS) General Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin thanked the delegation for the visit and solicited for a more fruitful cooperation with the British government.

He also briefed the delegation on the ongoing efforts by the military to de-radicalise the youths in the North East who were hitherto susceptible to the radical Islamic group, Boko Haram.

He explained the transitional arrangements to resettle the IDPs and noted that the greatest military challenge hampering the fight against the Boko Haram Terrorist is that of inadequate equipments and lack of cooperation from some arms vendors.

- News 24


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