Officials of the Bangladesh army on Tuesday commended the current leadership of the Nigerian military for decimating the Boko Haram insurgents in northeast Nigeria within a very short period of its mandate.
This commendation was made when a team of the Bangladesh National Defence College on Geo-strategic study tour of Nigeria visited the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
The leader of the delegation, Rear Admiral Anwarul Islam, said “the dramatic way in which the Nigerian Military routed the erstwhile deadly Boko Haram in the last one year” was worthy of commendation.
He said the Nigerian Armed Forces are famous for their contributions to peace support operations worldwide, saying they have contributed tremendously to world and regional peace.
Rear Admiral Islam said “Bangladesh has a lot to learn from the Nigerian Armed Forces”.
He lauded the CDS for his “leadership direction and the Armed Forces for “successfully degrading the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.”
The Bangladesh military chief had solicited military bilateral relations with the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Earlier in a welcome speech, the CDS, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans at DHQ, Air Vice Marshal Bashir Saidu, assured the team of the Nigerian Armed Forces’ readiness to partner with the Bangladesh Armed Forces and to synergize with other willing nations in the global war against terror.
The team, according to the Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Abubakar Rabe, was later briefed on the operational activities of the, Multinational Joint Tasks Forces and Operations LAFIYA DOLE in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.