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Fight Against Terrorists: UN Thumbs Up For Nigerian Army, Pledges Support

 United State Headquarters with the members flags erected on the poles.

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Nigerian army for its sustained bombardment of terrorist groups even as it pledged continuous partnership in tackling security challenges in the country and the Sahel region.
The Representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Africa, Mahamat Saled, who spoke when he visited the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-General Faruk Yahaya in Abuja was happy that the armed forces had been able to stem the security challenges and activities of insurgents in Nigeria and, by extension, the Sahel region.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig -General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement yesterday in Abuja quoted the UN scribe as emphasising the need to adopt a regional approach and provide antidotes to terrorism and other contemporary security challenges bedevilling West Africa and the Sahel region.
He said that most of the current security challenges confronting West African states are a spill over of the Libyan crises.
He assured the Nigerian army of partnership in the quest to curb the proliferation of arms and in profiling terrorism financers.
The envoy was accompanied on the visit by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in West Africa and the Sahel, Francois Luncemy Fall.
In his response, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Faruk Yahaya, said that many countries across the globe are currently confronted with terrorism and other security challenges peculiar to each nation.
General Yahaya said that the Nigerian army, in conjunction with sister services and other security agencies, is making steady progress in the fight against insurgency, adding that they would not relent in ensuring the end of the menace in Nigeria.
He also emphasised the need for partnership in the areas of terrorism victims’ support, profiling of terrorism financers, arms proliferation control and technological support.

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