Israel seeks global action against Boko Haram
ISRAEL has said that it was behind Nigeria’s latest efforts to defeat the BokoHaram insurgents before the end of the year.
A statement issued to newsmen in Abuja said the Speaker of Israeli parliament, the Knesset, Mr. Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, who disclosed this during a meeting with the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, YakubuDogara, on the sidelines of the ongoing Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in New York, said the world must unite to fight terrorism.
The statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr.Turaki Hassan, said Dogara had solicited Israel’s support to Nigeria to help end BokoHaram and other security challenges, in addition to attracting investment in agriculture, solid minerals, energy and tourism.
Dogara also called for the establishment of Nigeria-Israel parliamentary friendship group to help deepen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Responding, Edelstein said Israel will continue to support Nigeria’s fight against terrorism, as, according to him, there must be global action against terrorists.
Edelstein said terrorism is a threat to all nations and as such the world must unite to fight it, saying, “we must unite to fight terrorism and not to divide them into their terrorists and our terrorists.”
“Israel is committed to fight against terrorism because terrorists use divisions between nations and even democratic countries”.
Dogara had told Edelstein that the international community must find a global solution to terrorism as no nation is insulated from the scourge.