In order to combat the current security challenge being faced by the country, the Nigerian military and the police are seeking technical assistance from the Pakistani government.
Both security organs made their separate demands when they received in audience the Chief of Defence staff of Pakistan, Lt. General Najib Ullah Khan Hi in their offices.
General Khan, while at the Defence headquarters, Abuja lauded the Nigerian Armed Forces for their tremendous feat in decimating the Boko Haram Terrorists in the North-East and their steadfastness in curbing other criminalities despite the myriad of security challenges in the country.
He told Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin that Pakistan and Nigeria has a mutual security commitment to defeat terrorism which has become a global phenomenon.
According to a statement by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, the Pakistani military chief stressed that the two countries need to synergise to defeat the common enemy.
General Khan solicited for enhanced military bi-lateral relations with the Defence Headquarters and assured the CDS of cooperation in the area of training and provisions of equipment.
In his remarks, General Olonisakin recalled that Pakistan and Nigeria have excellent military relations. He observed that the two countries have a lot to learn from each other in the resolve to defeat terrorism. The CDS briefed the Pakistani Military Delegation on their collaborative effort of the Multinational Joint Tasks Force and their commendable achievements in the war against terror. He solicited for technical assistance and closer military relations with the Pakistani Armed Forces.
At a separate meeting with the Pakistani delegation, Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris asked the government of Pakistan to extend its counterterrorism training to officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, stressing that he would be glad if Police counter Terrorism officers and other special police units deployed for counter terrorism operations are exposed to the experience of Pakistan through training and technology transfer.

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