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Israel supports Nigeria against terrorism

Israel supports Nigeria against terrorism
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Israel and Nigeria became closely connected after Nigeria’s independence.

Israel has assured Nigeria of its support in aspects of Intelligence sharing, extraction of relevant information and modern combat equipment to fight the ongoing war against terrorism and insecurity. Speaking in Jerusalem, Retired Lt. Col. Jonathan Kornicous, who once served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) replied to Nigerian journalists on a media tour in Israel saying Israel has a lot of experience. Therefore, the first support that will be rendered by Israel will be to share strategies and tactics on how to tackle terror organization.

Aside from sharing of strategies, Israel has volunteered to train Nigerian forces to be better so as to deal effectively with counter terrorism or counter Gorilla operations. Another help Israel is ready to render is in form of equipment. Kornicous said intelligence and combat equipment is important to gather intelligence on enemies and have the fire power and required tools to attack the enemy. Israel sees intelligence as a major tool and spends a quarter of its budget on generation of intelligence, analysis, sensors and manpower.

Equipment and manpower are needed to fight terror organizations.

Intelligence is considered key in attacking terror organizations that make use of civilians to ensure that it is impossible to decipher between civilians and combatants. In order for any country to efficiently fight terror organizations, more equipment and manpower is needed. The manpower also needs to be adequately trained so as to effectively tackle counter terror operations. Kornicous added that Israel is prone to attack but have investment in interception which bred a 92 percent success rate of interception during the attack by Hamas and Islamic Jihad where they fired 4,400 rockets at Israel in May 2021.

According to Kornicous, Israeli communities in vulnerable areas have been able to build resilience through the close connection and collaboration that exists between commuters and security agencies. Israel has not less than 75 years of experience during which many communities were attacked by various organizations. It was usually not very difficult to overcome these attacks because of the relationship between the communities and the security organizations, especially the Israel Defense Force (IDF) responsible for each area.

Over 50 Israeli companies have investments in Nigerian sectors.

Each Israeli community has specific personnel which serve as fast response teams in every community, equipped and trained by the military. The retired lieutenant emphasized the need to have a quick first response on the alert within a few minutes to counter an attack by terrorists, tagging it as very important. Israel is able to render support to Nigeria because of the close relationship between both countries which began in 1960 after establishment of Nigeria’s independence; there was an official establishment of diplomatic, cultural and economies ties between the two countries.

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Israel had a significant contribution in the development of Nigeria and some Sub-Saharan African countries through its release of Israeli experts and volunteers for modernization of agriculture in Africa and education of African farmers on sustainable farming techniques. Since 1992 till date, Israel and Nigeria have grown a mutually beneficial relationship with over 50 Israeli companies having massive investments in Nigerian construction, technology, communications and information technology, water management industries, infrastructure and agriculture.

Both countries cooperate on regional and international issues.

In 2006, there was a signing of a Memorandum of Interest (MOU) between the Nigerian and Israeli Ministries of Foreign Affairs which formalized bilateral consultations on political issues. After this agreement, there was an increased facilitation of dialogue and cooperation between both countries on regional and international issues. Economic ties between the two countries are further propelled by the Nigerian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and the Israel-Africa Chamber of Commerce.


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7 days ago

Israel supports Nigeria against terrorismIsrael and Nigeria became closely connected after Nigeria’s independence. – Express your point of view.

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7 days ago

In the continuous struggle against terrorism and instability, Israel has promised its assistance to Nigeria in the form of information sharing, the collection of pertinent data, and the provision of cutting-edge military hardware. This promise was made by Israel.

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7 days ago

A big thank you to Israel. The FG should make provisions for more equipment and manpower is needed. The manpower needs to be adequately trained so as to effectively tackle counter terror operations and they should be well equipped you can’t overcome terrorist them just like that..some instance, they have greater too.

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7 days ago

Israel’s initial kind of assistance will consist of the exchange of methods and strategies on how to combat terrorist organizations. This will take place as soon as possible.

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8
7 days ago

Great to hear that Israel has offered to teach Nigerian personnel in order to make them more successful in dealing with either anti-terrorist or anti-guerrilla activities.

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7 days ago

Israel has offered Nigeria intelligence, data, and cutting-edge military weapons to fight terrorism and instability. Israel promised.

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9
7 days ago

Israel supports Nigeria against terrorism. All the support that other countries has agreed to support us. Yet no solution. We just need a good president to fight terrorist

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8
7 days ago

Israel’s initial kind of assistance will consist of the exchange of methods and strategies on how to combat terrorist organizations. This will take place as soon as possible.

Member
8
7 days ago

The Israeli military provides specific troops for each Israeli community to serve as rapid response teams, and these teams are supplied and trained by the Israeli military.

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8
7 days ago

Israel is appreciated. The FG needs more equipment and personnel. Counterterrorism operations require well-trained and equipped personnel. Terrorists have greater resources than you do.

Member
8
7 days ago

In matters concerning both regional and international concerns, there was a discernible improvement in the level of discussion and collaboration between the two nations.

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7 days ago

Due to our longstanding friendship, which began following our independence and included the formal formation of diplomatic, cultural, and economic ties, Israel is in a position to help Nigeria.

Member
8
7 days ago

Israel is in a position to assist Nigeria because of our longtime friendship, which began in the years immediately after our respective countries’ declarations of independence and includes the official development of diplomatic, cultural, and commercial ties.

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8
7 days ago

This is a good thing Israel supporting Nigeria to fight terrorism we need this kind assistant to help us fight and win the terrorism to make everywhere safe. We should maintain good relationship with them to make us benefit more from them

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6 days ago

Hopefully the Intelligence supply from Israel could aid in Nigeria fight against insecurity issue plaguing the country.

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8
6 days ago

The Israeli decision to support Nigeria in combating terrorism in Nigeria is welcome but these terrorist have infiltrated the country security defense. There is therefore the need to overhaul the security apparatus in Nigeria for a better combat against terrorism.

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9
6 days ago

Nigeria really need the supports of these countries to fight the the insurgents and put an end to their problems,this will help build the bridge between Israel forces and they should train and retain our forces.

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8
6 days ago

Israel has offered to educate Nigerian soldiers to be better so they can cope with counterterrorism or countergorilla operations successfully, in addition to sharing strategies. Israel is also prepared to provide equipment as additional assistance. These donations would be very helpful.

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6 days ago

A country with one of the best army volunteering to help combat terrorism in our country is really amazing. With their impact, hopefully terrorism and insecurity across the country reduces drastically

Abusi
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6 days ago

We appreciate Israel for their help in helping us fight against Insecurity. They can help us with more security apparatus. That will go a long way.

Member
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6 days ago

If not sabotaged by some unscrupulous element,the tier between Israel and Nigeria since independent will be of great benefits now that the Israeli government have decided to assist Nigeria to combat terrorism.

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