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Israel pledges to support Nigeria fight Boko Haram

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Abuja—Israel has  promised to assist Nigeria in fighting corruption and terrorism and also help to develop the agriculture sector.

 President-elect Muhammadu Buhari (L) waves in Abuja on April 1, 2015. Nigeria's new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory. AFP PHOTO
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari 

A statement by Mallam Garba Shehu, Director, Media and Publicity, All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, on Monday in Abuja, said the pledge was contained in a congratulatory letter by the Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, to the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

“The two countries face similar dangers and challenges in the daily struggle against those who wanted to terrorise their citizens. The latest news regarding the Boko Haram-ISIS alliance underscores the need for like-minded countries to unite in the fight against such radical terrorist organisations.

“I assure you that in this important campaign, Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Nigeria,” the statement quoted the Israeli leader as saying.

It expressed the hope that under Buhari’s leadership, the ties between both countries would become stronger.

‘’I wish you every success in the challenging task ahead and trust that under your presidency, the relationship, friendship and cooperation between Nigeria and Israel will continue to expand and strengthen,” it said.

 

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