The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Abhay Thakur revealed that the Indian government is working with Nigeria to combat insecurity and rising terrorism in the country.
The Indian Ambassador disclosed this at the commemoration of the 75th Independence Anniversary of India at the high commission in Abuja.
He added that India and Nigeria have had a long relationship post-independence and India would continue to support Nigeria’s security and defence agencies in tackling banditry and other related crimes.
“There are a number of counter-terrorism initiatives both in terms of security exchanges and capacity building.
“Counter-terrorism is a key area of training for the Nigeria military.
“We are also jointly developing an Improvised Explosive Device detector which will work at a standoff range of 15 metres,” he said.
He added that India has concluded important visits of Nigeria’s defence and security establishments to India in the past two years, revealing that heads of agencies, all heads of security establishments have met and are working together to tackle radicalism.
“India and Nigeria have really stood by each other both at the United Nations and in building bilateral relations,” Thakur said.
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