South Korea commends Nigerian armed forces, offers partnership for eradication of extremists

Posted by News Express | 27 October 2016 | 2,401 times

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The leader of a military delegation from the Democratic Republic of Korea, Major General YO Song Chol, has commended the Nigerian armed forces for what he described as their exceptional roles in regional and global peacekeeping operations, which has accorded the Nigerian military a positive image in the comity of global Armed Forces.

He also eulogised Nigerian military’s professional competence in the fight against the deadly Boko Haram terrorists in the north-eastern part of the country.

Major General Song Chol gave the commendation when he led a group of senior military officers from the Korean Defence Ministry to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Abuja. The Korean General expressed his country’s willingness to partner with Nigerian Armed Forces in the area of counter-insurgency training and capacity building for enhancing national defence capability aimed at total eradication of extremists in the West African Sub-Region.

Major General Song Chol noted that the world is currently witnessing series of security threats from radical groups such as Boko Haram, ISIS and Al-Shabab, noting that the Korean Armed Forces has been collaborating and cooperating with other countries to fight the common
enemies. Other areas for mutual benefit hinges on the need for transfer of technology including building of military industrial complexes.

While welcoming the Korean delegation, General Olonisakin assured them of the determination of the Nigerian Armed Forces to partner with any countries of the world that share the same ideology and aspiration to fight extremism and terrorism in order to engender global peace and
•Photo shows the visiting Korean delegation with General Olonisakin and senior military officers.

Source: News Express

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