SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President GoodluckEbele Jonathan yesterday said in Abuja that Nigeria’s Armed Forces and security agencies will sustain and intensify ongoing operations against insurgents in the north-eastern states to improve security ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Speaking at an audience with the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. UrielPalti, President Jonathan said that Nigeria would also continue to work with neighbouring countries for the effective implementation of the regional security arrangements which were recently concluded to enhance multilateral cooperation against extremism, terrorism, insurgency and other cross-border crimes.
The President told the Israeli Ambassador that the Federal Government was actively and progressively enhancing the ability of Nigeria’s Armed Forces and security agencies to deal decisively with terrorists and insurgents.
Jonathan said the positive effects of steps taken by his administration in this regard would become increasingly apparent very soon.
The Israeli ambassador, who conveyed the condolences of the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netenyahu, to President Jonathan and the people of Nigeria on the loss of lives in recent terrorist attacks, thanked the President for his recent visits to Israel.