Published On: Thu, Nov 26th, 2015

France Pledges Support For Nigeria To Tackle Terrorism

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France Seeks Cooperation With Nigeria

By Sadiq Umar – The French Government has elicited Nigeria’s cooperation in her effort to build coalition against terrorism, even as it pledged support for the current fight against the Boko Haram insurgents.

France is currently building global coalition against ISIL, promised to cooperate with the Nigeria Government to further strengthen the bilateral discussions on security relations existing between the two Nations.

The French Director of Military Intelligence, Lieutenant General Christophe Gomart gave this assurance when he paid a courtesy visit on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

Lt. Gen. Gomart while explaining the purpose of the visit said it would enable the two Nations share intelligence and knowledge about terrorist and also reinforce the defence cooperation between the two nations Intelligence Agencies.

In his response, the Defence Chief of Policy and Plans, Air Vice Marshal Anthony Omeiza who represented the CDS noted that the visit would not only cement the existing relationship between the two nations, but would also encourage intelligence discussion and information sharing on ways to tackle security challenges.

He solicited the French Government’s support in the current fight against insurgency.
French President Francios Hollande is currently pushing for a global coalition against the Islamist States (IS) terrorists.

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