The National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has said that Nigeria does not require the support of the United Nations (UN) to successfully prosecute the war against Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
He insisted that Nigeria and her neighbours can handle the insurgents.
In an interview with the BBC yesterday, the NSA who acknowledged that the sect was a “real security threat” however said “no” when asked if Nigeria needed outside help, but later said it was an option to involve UN and AU forces even though regional partners were best placed to deal with the problem.
This is coming on the heels of a pledge by the Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for West Africa and UN Special Envoy to Nigeria, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, that the apex global body would support Nigeria in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.
A statement signed by Lieutenant Commander Way Olabisi on behalf of the director defence information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said Chambas made the disclosure when he visited the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja yesterday.
DoroPrince 24 Jan 2015 22:28