BOKO HARAM: ISRAEL OFFERS TO ASSIST NIGERIA http://www.namnewsnetwork.org/v2/read.php?id=164943
Israel has offered to assist Nigeria to check the rising insecurity caused by the Islamic sect Boko Haram, which is behind the series of attacks that have claimed at least 700 people mostly in the northern part of Nigeria.The private Punch newspaper Friday quoted the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Moshe Ram, as calling the Boko Haram onslaught a “dangerous situation” which needed a sophisticated approach to solve.
The Ambassador said if adequate and timely measures were not taken to curb the menace, it might lead to the emergence of suicide bombers.“What you (Nigeria) experience today is a dangerous situation because fighting terror is sometimes like fighting the ghost because you never know where it comes from.“Look at (the capital city) Abuja today, it has become a city that is very difficult to live in. When I went to the Hilton Hotel, I had to wait for like 45 minutes because the army was looking at each and every vehicle to find something. The problem is the knowledge and the know-how.
“This is a profession and, unfortunately, we went through this stage 20 to 40 years ago.“There is a lot of cooperation between our agencies that are dealing with this. If we are offered the opportunity, we might even contribute more. Because for this country, I am afraid that the next phase might be suicide bombings,” he said.Ram emphasised the importance of intelligence gathering in stemming terrorism, stressing that security operations could only be successful with adequate information.“
What to do today is to deal with this sect of fanatics. You (Nigeria) need to decide what you want. You may go for a political solution but it is for the government to decide whether it needs to destroy or annihilate them by force, or try to negotiate with them (Boko Haram),” he said