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Terrorism: Jordan pledges support to Nigeria

By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja – As the Nigerian military moves closer to ending the Boko Haram menace, the King of Jordan, King Abdullah II yesterday sent a delegation to Defence Headquarters Abuja, with a pledge of collaboration with Nigerian military in ending the threat posed by Boko Haram Terrorists.

The Jordanian delegation which was led by the Special Adviser to the King on Political Affairs, Mr. Manas Dabbas, congratulated the CDS and the Nigerian armed forces for their doggedness at decimating the Boko Haram Terrorist and sought for closer collaboration in the area of intelligence gathering, regional cooperation and capacity building to enhance total eradication of extremist groups in Africa.

Acknowledging that the world is experiencing serious security threats from assorted radical groups like Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda, Al Shabbab, etc, the Special Adviser called for concerted efforts by affected countries to emplace mechanisms to under study conflicts and crisis occasioned by terrorist organizations with the aim of defeating such terrorist groups.

Mr. Dabbas lauded the efforts of the CDS in piloting the affairs of the Nigerian Armed Forces and pledged his country’s commitment to assist Nigeria in combating the threat posed by Boko Haram and other terrorist organizations in the country.

In his remarks, General Olonisakin thanked the Jordanian envoy for the visit and briefed the delegation on the operations of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and the synergy between regional troops to degrade the Boko Haram terrorists.

The CDS solicited for cooperation in the area of training and provisions of counter Improved Explosive Devices (IEDs) and emphasized the need to interface with regional forces and security agencies to eliminate the threat from radical terrorist organizations.

The CDS, accompanied by some Principal Staff Officers from Defence Headquarters received the Jordanian delegation.


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