Nige­ria to Saudi: Help us fight B/Haram ide­ol­ogy

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Uth­man Abubakar, Maiduguri

Nige­ria has pleaded with the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia to help it com­bat ex­trem­ist Is­lamic ide­ol­ogy among the youth in the north­east.

The Min­is­ter of De­fence, Mansur Dan-Ali, made the pleas in Maiduguri yes­ter­day at the flag-off of the distri­bu­tion of re­lief ma­te­ri­als do­nated by King Sal­man Ibn Ab­du­lAziz Hu­man­i­tar­ian Aid and Re­lief Cen­tre to dis­placed per­sons in Born and Yobe States.

“The King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia should please help Nige­ria in the prop­a­ga­tion and pro­mo­tion of the right Is­lamic ideals to the youth in the North­east in or­der to erad­i­cate the warped Boko Haram Is­lamic ide­ol­ogy in the re­gion,” he pleaded.

The min­is­ter, who said blamed in­sur­gency on poverty caused by bad gover­nance, also ap­pealed to Saudi Ara­bia to share de­fence in­tel­li­gence and in­for­ma­tion with Nige­ria on in­sur­gency and ter­ror.

Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima of Borno State as­sured that the re­lief ma­te­ri­als would be ju­di­ciously dis­trib­uted.

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