Last week, the Governor of Borno State in Nigeria met with the palestinian ambassador to Nigeria.
It seems it was one hell of an awkward meeting.
Following the incessant killings orchestrated by the dreaded Boko Haram in the northeast, the Borno governor, Babagana Zulum, has declared that Arab countries have not given support to the state in the fight against insurgency.
Legit.ng gathered that while receiving Saleh Fheied Saleh, Palestinian ambassador to Nigeria on Tuesday, January 5, the governor said despite sharing cultural and religious similarities with the Arab countries, only countries from the West have shown concern about the plight of the Borno people.
Zulum said the level of concern never came from Arab countries with whom millions of Borno people share the similarity in religion and culture. Reacting to Zulum’s statement, the Palestinian ambassador informed Zulum of plans to support the Borno government in some areas of need.
You needn’t guess which is one of the “countries from the West [that has] shown concern about the plight of the Borno people.”
A Nigerian government spokesman told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that Israel has been a crucial and loyal ally in the fight against the radical Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.
“Israel has been a crucial and loyal ally in our fight against Boko Haram. It is a sad reality that Israel has a great deal of experience confronting terrorism,” Mike Omeri, the chief coordinating spokesman of the National Information Center, based in Abuja said. “Our Israeli partners have used that experience, and the unique expertise gained over years of fighting terror within its own borders, to assist us.”
Omeri said they have been incredibly supportive with the training and the tools required to defeat Boko Haram.
Hat tip: Michal