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February 20, 2015 5:13 pm

Nigeria: Israel ‘Crucial’ in Fight Against Boko Haram Terror Group

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Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck. Photo: Wiki Commons.

JNS.orgA Nigerian government official praised Israel for being a “crucial and loyal ally” in his country’s fight against the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.

“Israel has been a crucial and loyal ally in our fight against Boko Haram,” Mike Omeri, the chief coordinating spokesman of Nigeria’s National Information Center, told the Jerusalem Post. “It is a sad reality that Israel has a great deal of experience confronting terrorism. Our Israeli partners have used that experience, and the unique expertise gained over years of fighting terror within its own borders, to assist us.”

Nigeria has forged closer ties with Israel in recent years under President Goodluck Jonathan. In 2013, Jonathan visited Israel and signed an aviation deal to allow more Nigerian Christian pilgrims to visit the Jewish state. Israel, meanwhile, has provided assistance to Nigeria in the search for about 300 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram last year.

Nigerian-Israeli relations have also borne fruit on the diplomatic front. Nigeria recently voted to abstain on a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for Israeli withdrawal from the disputed territories by 2017 and the unilateral establishment of a Palestinian state.

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  • good luck for this good leader. May god bless nigeria abundantly

  • brenrod

    not everyone is a BDS fool

  • Good Stuff Nigeria, imagine a country that is having a problem with terrorists going to the number one country that knows more about fighting terrorism than any other.

    Maybe instead of boycotting Netanyahu, the Obama administration should ask for the help from Israel to fight terrorism.

    It begs the question ”why is the administration snubbing a man who has the most experience with terrorism in the world?”

    Obama promised an open mind….asking for Israel’s help is a no brainer… ego withstanding sir…. go to the man who is most knowledgeable ..

    and it doesn’t mean that Netanyahu is becoming our commander in chief, nor that the US is run by Jews…. this is about experience and the best man for the job of knowing terrorism…isn’t that what its all about ?

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    What you just heard was the sound of Obama’s State department issuing a condemnation against Israel and Nigeria.