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Boko Haram: Nigeria Partners Pakistan To Fight Terrorism


Kayode Adelowokan

As part of aid to fight insurgencies in Nigeria, the Federal Government has entered into partnership with the Pakistani government to fight terrorism in the country.

Nigeria and Pakistan both face a common problem of insurgency and terrorism by Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram terrorist groups.

Addressing journalists, the Pakistani Ambassador to Nigeria, Lieutenant-General, Mohamud Shalim, revealed that Pakistan and Nigeria have been having meaningful interaction in fighting terrorism by exchanging intelligence information and training of security personnel.

Shalim said, “Nigeria should continue fighting, that is what I can really advise because this kind of fight is not one day’s fight. It takes very long to really finish this manner of terrorism because (if) you kill one terrorist there are 20 more who would take part.”

The Ambassador maintained that fight against terrorism requires a multidimensional approach, as this is a continuous issue and not one that requires just military action.

“We, like what we are doing in Pakistan; fighting, talking and some of the development issues and some social projects taking place in that area. The objective is to close the space for the terrorists, and that space can only be closed through a multidimensional approach, not through just fighting.”


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1 Comment for “Boko Haram: Nigeria Partners Pakistan To Fight Terrorism”

  1. What a foolish venture to partner with Pakistan to fight Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria? Which countries sponsor and abate terrorism in the world today? A foolish, foolish and foolish venture!

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