Nigerian Army To Strengthen Ties With UN On Counter-terrorism



By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Nigerian Army has pledged to strengthen ties with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in the country.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja made the commitment when the UN Under-Secretary for UNOCT, Mr Vladimir Voronkov, visited Army Headquarters call on Thursday in Abuja.

Lagbaja said the Nigerian army had been combatting terrorism using both offensive and constructive approaches.

He added that the troops in the field have experience in all facets in the fight against terrorism and banditry.

“We are poised and ready to cooperate with critical partners especially the UN office for counter terrorism.

“The Nigerian Army is not only focusing on the offensive approach.

“We know that no matter how long we carry out kinetic operations, we need to bring in the non-kinetic approach to bear in order to have a stable environment.

“The Nigerian Army through our efforts…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria