UK hails Nigerian military’s success against Boko Haram

The United Kingdom has expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far by the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the tackling of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

The UK’s Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Simon Ancona, a rear admiral, said this when he led a delegation of the UK Ministry of Defence and Engagement on a courtesy visit to Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, a general.

Rear Admiral Ancona said the way the Nigerian military subdued Boko Haram terrorists has further put the Nigerian Armed Forces in particular and the nation in general on a positive radar of global assessment index.dsc_6679

He commended the military and allied security agencies for their doggedness and sacrifice that have led to the decimation of the murderous terrorists group and called for sustenance of the onslaught to wipe insurgency from our land.

The officer pledged that the UK Armed Forces would continue to work closely with their counterpart in Nigeria towards strengthening the capacity of the Nigerian military to be more potent and responsive in the discharge of their constitutional mandate.

He said the delegation was in Nigeria as a follow-up to variety of regional and global security matters discussed earlier in the year at a Peace Keeping Conference held in the UK.

dsc_6649The visit, he said, would further strengthen and improve the historic and harmonious bilateral relationship between the two nations.

In his response, General Olonisakin expressed gratitude to the UK Government for all the assistance the Nigerian Armed Forces had enjoyed from the UK.

He however solicited a stronger tie in intelligence sharing, military hardware, manpower capacity building and training in counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Deep Penetration Detection Devices (DPDDs).


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  • Simeon Nigel

    Nigeria top Military commands should not or never trust these their British counterparts visits, they are only around to find out their next common grounds in order to further destroyed our country in a devilsh plans, when it was obvious that it is the same United Kingdom is the solely brains behind Nigerian economic sabotages in the 1970s to 1990s and up to date, when they’re the very ones also that assisted the evil regime of General ibrahim Babangida to ruines down the Nigerian nation for their selfish UK reasons. Besides, majority of Nigerians living in the United Kingdom are not finding their genral life living condition very easy, and a great considerable numbers of Nigerians’ children living in the same UK were often having to be confronting heavy sufferings, enormously, under the British police brutalities on a daily basis in different forms or shapes, even to such an extents that a few number of these Nigerians children do ended up in Psychiatric or mental illness hospitals, also a few of them were even murdered inside the British police’s cells up and down the UK, some under mysterous circumstances. Up till today, in the present day 21st century of a highly civilized world societies of IT/computer age stage of today, a great numbers of British nationals are still calling blacks people “monkeys” or “Kawalas” or “Apes” or “Babuns” or “Not intelligent human beings”. Therefore, this British military delegations, honestly their visits is to secretly try to established on how to develop Boko Haram strategies in order to ensure that Nigeria as a nation is runs down into a total “poorest people” so that they will be ‘a laughing stocks’ in their country. So, Nigerian top militray commands should not trust them for one ‘bits’ and so also the Americans and the French, too.They are behind Boko Haram insurgency to ruins Nigeria down because it is beoming very powerful in the entire continent of Africa. Also now, the big question is this: why didn’t UK, France, Americans, and whole of the European Union intelligence networks did not alerted Nigeria Government about weapons deliveries and supplies of deadly nature when these murderous and evil Boko Haram sects started from the beginning of their deadly planning and execution of their insurgency implementation plans back as from 2002 to up-to-date when after Boko Haram did later regrouped in the Cameroon neighbour first in 2009 yr.

    • Obi Iwuchukwu

      Lie lie!!! not believe the britico pure lie lie..ottuawu na ashi!!

      • Simeon Nigel

        Obi Iwuchukwu, I do not think that you living inside the UK not quite that long time like I did for over 30 yrs period and up to date of my living in UK, and I know what I went through here and also so many other Nigerians residing in the same UK. What do you have to say about Steven Lawrence, the young man, who was killed/murdered by some British youths and the British Police instead tried very hard to covers-up in favour for those British youths killers of Steven Lawrence. I think you are still living in self-denial in the Uk as well as you are one of those Blacks that does not have ‘pride’ and never feel ‘proud’ for being a black person or for who you are as a black person in the UK. If actually you do truly are living inside the UK, I do expects you to be fully aware about the sufferings deliberately inflicted against majority of blacks people in the UK in terms of unemployment now ravaging majority blacks communities living in up and down the UK country, and not to even mention about the deep-rooted racism, prejudices and daily discriminations that blacks people were often facing in their daily lives in the UK. Also, I want you to reason it this way, by thinking about how many british blacks people are having a higher military ranks within the British army/military establishment if comparing that with the USA army establishment where you surely do find African-Blacks Americans in the UK were having army general, 4-5 stars, ranks and then down to colonel ranks, and honestly you will never find that in any British military establishments today, and if you do, then let me know.

        • Obi Iwuchukwu

          Simon..em..I think you completely misunderstood my brief comments, each to their own.

          • Simeon Nigel

            So also you misunderstood my write-up comment too. Had it been you are living in the UK for that long time like I do, perhaps you will be able to understand my contributory comment too.