France promises to support Nigeria in war against terror

The French government also said that the terrorist sect poses a threat to the whole African continent.

Boko Haram terrorists

The Government of France has promised to support Nigeria in its fight against terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

The French government also said that the sect poses a threat to the whole African continent.

The comments were made by the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, during a visit to Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

During the visit, Gauer stated that the French Government “is working very closely with the Nigeria military forces. We are providing them intelligence and military support. We are also supporting very strongly Nigeria’s neighbouring countries.

“We are encouraging them to cooperate with Nigeria. This led to the establishment of Multinational Joint Taskforce which was established in Ndjamena, but with a Nigerian General as its head. That is why our relations are now expanding very strongly. But we have to relate more economically. That is why I often come to Lagos,” he added.

Gauer also said that the relations between France and Nigeria had expanded very positively in recent times.


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