Boko Haram: Japan Expresses Worry Over Terrorism, Instability in Nigeria

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Japanese Government has expressed  concern over the rising of insecurity and terrorism in West Africa, especially Nigeria. It said this was  as a result of instability in Sahel region that has provided a safe haven for terrorist groups like Al-Quida In Maghreb (AQIM), which is linked with the Islamic Sect.

To this end, has promised  to cooperation with Nigeria in defence sector, and support the country’s counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency war with further donation of $.5million aimed at “Strengthening the capacity of West Africa’s Peace Support Operations (PSOs) in Nigeria”.


Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ryuichi Shoji, while speaking Tuesday during the launching ceremony of the Project in the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja condemned acts of terrorism, kidnapping and rights violation often perpetrated by Boko Haram. (Thisday)