2 June 2016
A delegation led by the Special Adviser on Political Affairs to the King of Jordan arrived Nigeria on Wednesday to discuss ways of exploring areas where they can collaborate, to bring a halt to the threats by Boko Haram terrorists in North-Eastern Nigeria.
The delegation on meeting the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the Nigerian Armed Forces lauded efforts in place to reduce the activities of these deadly terrorists.
The Republic of Jordan sought to collaborate closely in the area of intelligence gathering, regional cooperation and capacity building to set a formidable solution to terrorism in Africa.
Mr. Dabbas who led the Jordanian delegation stated that other parts of Africa are undergoing extreme threats from radical groups like Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabbab among others.
He requested for combined efforts by these affected countries to study conflict and resolution patterns and counter plans with the aim of defeating terrorism.
Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, thanked the Jordanian envoy for the visit and informed the delegation about the operations of the Multi-National Joint Task Force and the collaboration between regional troops to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists.
The CDS solicited for assistance in the area of training and provisions of counter Improved Explosive Devices, IEDs, and stressed the need to interface with regional forces and security agencies to eliminate the threat of terrorism.