Mali Defence chief praises Nigerian armed forces

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ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Deputy Chief of Defence Staff of the Malian Armed  Forces, Brig. Gen. Didier Dacko, has eulogised the Nigerian Armed Forces  for their role in peace keeping and professional conduct in all military  operations in the sub-region, Africa and around the globe.

Dacko made the commendation when he visited the Chief of Defence Staff  (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

While praising the Nigerian Armed Forces for its leadership role in the  West African sub-region, he stated that he was in Abuja to understudy the  Nigerian Armed Forces winning strategy against the dreaded Boko Haram  terrorists so that his country could replicate same in tackling the  security challenges in Mali.

In his remarks, the CDS restated the Nigerian Armed Forces readiness to partner with any country in the sub-region to curb the menace of  terrorists and reactionary forces.

He urged the regional security forces to evolve new strategies in intelligence gathering and sharing to unmask and defeat terrorist elements  working against the progress of the continent.

Olonisakin noted that the regional security forces must synergise to tackle the common enemy who are hell bent to destabilise the region.

He also expressed willingness to support the actualisation of an  operational African Standby Force. He therefore called the regional  forces to close ranks and bridge the gap to achieve the vision of having a terrorist free region.

– CAJ News

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