The British Deputy Chief of Defence Staff on Military Strategy and Operations, Lieutenant General Gordon Messenger has restated Britain’s resolve to help Nigeria in the fight against terrorism.
Messenger made this known when he led other senior British military officers on a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
According to Lt Gen Messenger, the essence of the visit of the senior British officials to Nigeria was to broaden the deep relationship and re-energise the bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Britain.
He pointed out that the delegation was in Nigeria for deliberations towards identifying the ideal area of collaboration to be adopted in the fight against insurgency and the best way to make it work.
In his remark, Major General Olonisakin thanked the British officials for the visit and the determination of the Britain to assist Nigeria.
He acknowledged all the assistance the Nigerian Armed Forces had enjoyed from Britain, especially in term of training and retraining of personnel for capacity building to crush the insurgents, Boko Haram.
Present at the occasion were the British Assistant Chief of Defence Staff on Defence Engagement, Rear Admiral Simon Ancona, top officials of British Embassy in Abuja and a list of high ranking Nigerian military officers.