Terrorism in Nigeria, Israel are internationally sponsored – Envoy

The Ambassador of the State of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Uriel Palti, on Tuesday said terrorism in Nigeria and his country were being internationally sponsored.

Palti said this at a public lecture organised by the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture was entitled: ` `The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Is Lasting Peace a Possibility?”

“Just like in Israel, all of Boko Haram activities in Nigeria are all Al Qaeda sponsored.

“Both countries are battling with international terrorism that will need continuous negotiation to be resolved.

“Israel strongly believes that for peace to come in the Middle-East is a possibility’’, he said.

Palti said his government would continue to broker peace with Jordan and other Middle-East countries.

He added that the Israeli Government would also continue to ensure that “the only way to enhance development is not to resort to conflict or war.”

The envoy expressed his government’s determination to strengthen relations with Nigeria in spite of challenges facing both countries.

He said President Goodluck Jonathan recently visited Israel to establish further areas of cooperation between both countries.

Prof. George Obiozor, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Israel, said what Nigeria needed now was intelligence and courage to be able to overcome her present challenges.

Obiozor said that Nigeria was being sabotaged from within as well as from outside her shores.

He said international relations had become a game of politics, self-help and every man to himself.

Culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2014/12/10/terrorism-nigeria-israel-internationally-sponsored-envoy/

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