- Vladimir Putin has assured that Russia would not be left out in the effort to ensure insurgency ends in Nigeria
- The Russian president made this assurance when he met with the Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Professor Abdullahi Shehu
- Professor Shehu during the meeting also extended President Muhammadu Buhari's greetings to the Russian president
As efforts to fight Boko Haram and all forms of terrorism continues, Russian president, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday, December 2, promised to support Nigeria.
Daily Trust reports that Putin made the pledge known when he received the Nigerian ambassador to Russia, Professor Abdullahi Shehu, who presented a letter of credence to him at the Grand Kremlin Palace.
He said Russia would do all it can to support Nigeria in combating terrorism and counter religious extremism across the country.
The bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Russia
Killing of 322 police, 642 soldiers, indicate we are in very difficult circumstances, Northern Elders lament
Speaking on the bilateral relationship between Russia and Nigeria, Putin said there would robust dialogue on topical issues that will contribute to global stability.
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"Very promising expansion on substantive dialogue on topical issues related to maintaining stability in the world hydrocarbon markets, combating terrorism and countering religious extremism."
The Guardian reports that Putin also said that Russia is open to mutually benefiting from partnerships across nations without exception.
He said all these have to be achieved based on equality, respect for each other's interests while adhering to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of each other.
Ending COVID-19 Pandemic across the globe
Addressing the deadly COVID-19 pandemic which has continued to ravage countries, Putin said Russia has developed a vaccine and is ready to collaborate with other nations that might be interested.
Responding to the assurances given by Putin, the Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, extended President Muhammadu Buhari's greetings to him.
ISWAP terrorists attack Borno community
The officials were said to be supervising road construction in the Chibok local government area when the incident happened.
A top government official has allegedly confirmed the incident, saying it happened on Wednesday morning, December 1.
Nigerian military records success against terrorists in Borno
In other news, operations Hadin Kai, Hadarin Daji, Safe Haven, and Whirl Stroke have made significant progress within the space of two weeks.
Troops in the various theatres have inflicted irreparable damage on terrorists and bandits causing havoc in various communities.
The Nigerian Military said there is a renewed campaign to flush out the criminal elements completely.