The leader of a military delegation from the Democratic Republic of Korea, Major General YO Song Chol has commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for its exceptional roles in regional and global peacekeeping operations which has accorded Nigerian Military positive image in the comity of global Armed Forces. He also eulogized Nigerian military’s professional competence that led to the defeat of the deadly Boko Haram terrorists in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
Major General Song Chol gave the commendation when he led a group of senior military officers from the Korean Defence Ministry to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Abuja. The Korean General expressed his country’s willingness to partner with Nigerian Armed Forces in the area of counter insurgency training and capacity building for enhancing national defence capability aimed at total eradication of extremists in the West African Sub-Region.
Major General Song Chol noted that the world is currently witnessing series of security threats from radical groups such as Boko Haram, ISIS and Al-Shabab, noting that the Korean Armed Forces has been collaborating and cooperating with other countries to fight the common enemies. Other areas for mutual benefit hinges on the need for transfer of technology including building of military industrial complexes.
While welcoming the Korean delegation, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Olonisakin assured the Korean Senior military officers of the determination of the Nigerian Armed Forces to partner with any country of the world that share the same ideology and aspiration to fight extremism and terrorism in order to engender global peace and tranquillity.