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Defence Chief Urges International Collaboration Against Terrorism


Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin
Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Gabriel Olonisakin has called on world military leaders to unite and pull their resources in the fight against terrorism which he described as a common enemy that is threatening the very existence of humanity.

A statement issued by the acting Director of Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, quoted the CDS as making the remarks during a meeting of the Committee of World Chiefs of Defence Staff in Washington DC recently.


According to the CDS, terrorism does not only hinder development of nations, but is fast threatening the corporate existence of the human race.

He cited an instance with the cruelty of the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria which kill, maim and destroy properties in unimaginable proportion.

Olonisakin condemned in very strong terms the activities of terrorists across the globe, adding that if things could get worse if nothing was done to check the situation, through the instrumentality of joint forces and information sharing, it may snowball into catastrophic dimension.

“Terrorism being an asymmetric warfare requires wider spectrum of cooperation with other nations, since insurgency and terrorism transverse beyond borders,” he said.

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