Saturday, October 24

Hungary promises to help Nigeria end Boko Haram insurgency

The Vice Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr. Zsolt Semjen, on Friday promised his country’s readiness to help Nigeria end the activities of Boko Haram. Punch reports.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted Semjen as speaking when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said terrorism was a global challenge and pledged that his country would support the Nigerian Armed Forces’ efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

He did not give specific details of the promised assistance.

“The extremism of Boko Haram is not Islamic. It runs contrary to all human philosophies,” the Vice Prime Minister said. He also promised that Hungary would deploy its expertise in the area of agriculture to assist Nigeria.

Semjen was said to have congratulated Nigeria on its last general elections, and added that Hungary looked forward to signing agreements with the country on more bilateral cooperation.

Buhari said he looks forward to increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common.

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