The Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Mohammed Shafiul has pledged his country commitment to complement the Defence Headquarters Logistics requirements and solicited for a strong military cooperation between Nigeria and Bangladesh.
General Shafiul made the pledge during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Nigeria, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
While extolling the CDS sterling leadership qualities, the Bangladesh Army Chief praised the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their high level of professionalism that saw them routing Boko Haram Terrorists from their fortress in Sambisa forest
General Mohammed Shafiul noted that Nigeria and Bangladesh have maintained a long history of military cooperation and training exchange and both contributed substantially to the United Nation Peace Support Initiatives and Global Peace in general.
He therefore called for a sustained military bond between the two countries and requested for the positing of a Defence Attaches to Bangladesh
In his remark, General Olonisakin observed that Bangladesh and Nigeria Armed Forces have great military cooperation and called for a resolute collaboration and capacity development.
The CDS also solicited for mutual capacity training in Air Defence Artillery, Cyber Space, Counter Terrorism and Insurgency and made a special request for the consideration of junior officer and personnel inclusion in Bangladesh Military Training Institutions.
The Bangladesh Army Chief was accompanied by Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria, Major General Kazi Sharif Kaikobad and some of his military aides, while some Principal Staff Officers at the Defence Headquarters joined the CDS to receive the delegation