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Nigeria Offers To Help Mozambique Fight Terrorism

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The Nigerian government has offered to support Mozambique in its fight against Islamist insurgents in the gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado.

The insurgency has seen more than 2,000 people killed and more than 500,000 others displaced, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this over the weekend, during a visit to Mozambique, where he met Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, the BBC reported on Monday.

According to him, Nigeria was ready to share its experience of fighting Islamist militants and provide support to Mozambique.

Mr Onyeama’s visit was part of a diplomatic tour to southern Africa countries to mobilise support for Nigeria’s bid to chair the peace and security council of the African Union (AU).

Tanzania, South Africa and Burkina Faso are also vying for the seat.

Elections will be held during AU’s summit scheduled for later this week.