Insurgency: Pakistan pledges more support to Nigerian military

By Mustapha Sumaila

Abuja, Sept 12, 2018 (NAN) The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has pledged more support for Nigerian military in the fight against remnants of insurgents in the northeast.

The Pakistan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Maj.-Gen. Waqar Kingravi (Rtd) made the promise in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during celebrations of Pakistan’s Defence Day in Abuja.

Kingravi lauded the remarkable success of the Nigerian military against the insurgents and urged them to intensify the efforts for total peace in the affected areas.

He said that his country and Nigeria had been cooperating in the past in the political and military fields to promote world peace pointing out that such needed to be boosted.

Kingravi thanked Nigeria for its open hearted support to Pakistan and on Kashmir cause in particular at various international forums.

The High Commissioner commended multi-task force of Niger, Chad and Nigeria in the fight against terrorism in the North-East saying that the joint effort had helped in the defeat of Boko Haram.

“I have to congratulate the Nigerian Armed Forces in bringing peace to the North East and commend the government in fighting extremism in this country” he said.

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