Commending Nigerian armed forces gallantry against terrorism

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin Olonisakin told the visiting U.S. security officer that the Nigerian Armed Forces always uphold human rights and dignity in its operations.

He said the armed forces had established Human Rights Desks in all its units and formations to safeguard human rights of individual, including the belligerents.

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This was made known in a statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, the Director Defence Information, recently, when the The United States Director of Defence Intelligence Agency, Lt.-Gen. Vincent Steward visited the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

Stewart commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for defeating Boko Haram and chasing them out of their once safe haven in the Sambisa forest.

The U.S. director of defence intelligence agency said he was in Nigeria to meet with the country’s top echelon armed force with a view to collaborate with them in the areas of security. He, also pledged to further support the Nigerian military to stop the Boko Haram terrorists from operating in the country’s territory.

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Responding, Olonisakin appreciated the cordial working relationship between the U.S. and Nigeria, especially in military cooperation.

He thanked the United States for all the support the Nigerian Military had enjoyed from them, saying the gesture has contributed immensely to the success recorded against the insurgents.

This giant stride, he said, was believed to encourage the U.S. government to render more assistance to Nigeria and its armed forces.[1]

Culled from the Daily Trust and edited.

[1] Daily Trust, U.S. security chief commends Nigerian Armed forces.

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