AU sup­ports Nige­ria’s fight against ter­ror­ism

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The African Union Peace and Se­cu­rity Coun­cil has as­sured Nige­ria of its back­ing in the fight against Boko Haram.

Am­bas­sador Bankole Adeoye, Nige­ria’s Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to AU, who led a del­e­ga­tion of the coun­cil to seven cities in the Lake Chad re­gion, gave the as­sur­ance yes­ter­day dur­ing a min­is­te­rial roundtable meet­ing with the For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter, Ge­of­frey Onyeama in Abuja.

Bankole said the del­e­ga­tion was in Nige­ria to have a first­hand knowl­edge of the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the Lake Chad Basin, as well as the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis oc­ca­sioned by Boko Haram ac­tiv­i­ties.

The min­is­ter thanked AU for sup­port­ing the strug­gle against “one of the dead­li­est ter­ror­ist groups in the world.”

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