30 April 2014

Nigeria: Finland Pledges Support to Terror Fight

Abuja — FINLAND has expressed willingness to partner Nigeria in combating the scourge of terrorism.

Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Riita Korpivaara, made the pledge during a meeting of security experts from Finland, who met with Nigeria Police Affairs Minister, Abdul Jelili Adesiyan.

Korpivaara informed the Minister that the Finnish Government was ready to share its experiences and provide assistance in the areas of crime prevention, human trafficking, crime investigation, training and capacity building.

She commended the cordial relationship between her country and Nigeria, which has spanned over 50 years dating back to the opening of its Embassy in Lagos in 1963.

Adesiyan said the international dimension of the problem of terrorism has necessitated the forging of synergy by nations to contain, before it destroyed the fabric of national sovereignties.

"Terrorism does not recognize political, religious and cultural boundaries," he said.

He assured the Finnish Government of Nigeria's preparedness to cooperate with it, especially in areas of training and manpower development of the officers from the Nigeria Police Force.

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