United Nations, UN, has pledged solidarity to the Nigerian Government in the fight against terrorism in the country.
Special representative of UN Secretary-General to West Africa Dr. Muhammed Ibn Chambas made the pledge yesterday when he paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Interior, Abdulraman Bello Dambazau in Abuja.
“We are in full solidarity, support at this particular time as they fight a vicious terrorist war against vicious terrorist” Chambas said.
Chambas noted that terrorism is an international phenomenon and the fight against terrorism should be an international fight.
He reiterated UN’s commitment to support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and any other group that will try to destabilize the peace of the nation.
“UN will fully mobilize and continue to support the effort of Nigeria to fight Boko Haram terrorist.
“Indeed, we know the efforts that have been deployed in this fight, and we will continue to work with various security agencies to see what visibilities are there for operation particularly in the area of training, counter terrorism” Chambas said.
He also lamented on the increasing rate of transnational crime in the region such as drug trafficking and human trafficking, though he said that the crime is not peculiar to Nigeria.
In response, Minister of Interior, Abdulraman Bello Dambazau lamented that the nation is faced with security challenges, noting that the challenges has grown beyond traditional security methods to area of human security.
He also charged the Nigeria Immigration Service to wake up to their responsibilities by strengthening the control across our borders.
Dambazau, further praised the military for the recent degrading and dismantling of the terrorist den in the country and also urged the general public to join hands with the government and security agencies to fight out terrorism in the country.

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