Nigeria to Join Other Nations to Defeat Terrorism – Defence Minister
Nigerian Minister of Defence, Brig Gen Mansur Dan-Ali has expressed the commitment of his country to join efforts with other nations to defeat terrorism globally.
General Ali stated this at the international meeting held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which signaled the launch of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, a coalition of 41 countries, united in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
While speaking on the importance of the coalition held under the theme: Allied Against Terrorism, Ali said some of the terror attacks across the world prompted the meeting and that Nigeria is ready to collaborate with nations with similar experiences to defeat the menace.
Minister of Defence, who said Nigeria has made remarkable progress in the area of counter-terrorism since the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, also added that the efforts of neighbouring countries with similar issues like Chad, Niger and Cameroun, are yielding positive results.
While soliciting for the support of the IMCTC for assistance over the more than three million internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Nigeria, Ali said the event obliged his country a great opportunity considering the enormous challenges the world is facing as regards terrorism.