……HARPS ON SHARING COMMON EXPERIENCE TO END INSURGENCY.
The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has pledged the Nigerian Military’s continued cooperation with the Pakistani Armed forces in the efforts to end violent extremism.
General Magashi stated this when Pakistani Chairman Joint Chief of Staff General Nadeem Raza paid a courtesy call on him at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters Abuja.
He said the current Military Campaigns by both countries are geared towards the attainments of the same goals which are to end the dastard acts of the perpetrators of violence extremism.
The Defence Minister who had his Company’s Commander Training in Pakistan said the dynamic and sophisticated nature of the current threats to multinational territorial integrities by non – state actors call for Joint offensives actions to neutralise what he called condemnable regimes of the criminal elements.
He therefore reaffirmed Nigeria’s readiness to leverage more on the over forty years experience of Pakistan in dealing with common security challenges in the areas of technical exchange and capacity building.
The Pakistani Chairman joint Chief of Staff General Nadeem Raza thanked the Minister for the audience which he said has provided a platform for setting new parameters for improved Military cooperations between the two Countries.