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South Africa to help Nigeria in fight against sect

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Muktar Umar, was arrested in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

Boko Haram terrorists

This was disclosed by the spokesperson for the Nigerian Defence Headquarters, Rabe Abubakar via a statement.

The statement reads:

“The Chief of South African National Defence Force promised to support Nigeria in its quest to end Boko Haram in the country.”

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“General Shoke further maintained his Armed Forces commitment to the development of the Nigerian military in the area of capacity building, exchange programme and logistics support, among others.”

“He said Nigeria is very important to South Africa, hence the need to working together for the benefit of both countries, especially now when Nigeria is fighting Boko Haram.”

“While responding, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Olonisakin thanked the South African Chief of National Defence Force for the visit and solicited for more cooperation in defence related matters. This, he said would go a long way in strengthening the two countries bilateral cooperation.”

“General Olonisakin also requested for training of more Special Forces and other equipment that could be used in the operations against Boko Haram which has been substantially decimated and degraded. He said the war against terror is closing up and would soon end.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has also registered Nigeria in the Islamic coalition against terrorism.

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