- The federal government has appealed to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help it fight Boko Haram extremist ideology
- The appeal was made by the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Friday, December 7
- Dan-Ali remarked that the destructive ideology is most rampant among youths in the northeast region
The federal government, through the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Friday, December 7, pleaded with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help it battle and overcome extremist Islamic ideology which is rampant among the youths in the northeast region.
Dan-Ali made the appeal in Maiduguri during the flag-off of the distribution of relief materials donated by King Salman Ibn Abdul-Aziz humanitarian aid and relief centre to displaced persons in Borno and Yobe.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should please help Nigeria in the propagation and promotion of the right Islamic ideals to the youth in the Northeast in order to eradicate the warped Boko Haram Islamic ideology in the region,” he said.
Dan-Ali blamed terrorism on poverty brought about by bad governance. He also appealed to Saudi Arabia to share defence intelligence and information with Nigeria on insurgency.
On his part, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno promised the beneficiaries of the kind gesture that the relief materials would be judiciously distributed.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia had reached out to Nigeria through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre by donating at least 140,468 bags of food items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno and Yobe states.
NEMA revealed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Malam Sani Datti, on Thursday, December 6, in Abuja.
According to the report, the statement said that the director-general of the agency, Mustapha Maihaja, made the disclosure at the launch of the distribution exercise in Teacher Village displaced persons’ camp in Maiduguri, Borno state.
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