By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The senior program manager of Centre for Civilians Conflict (CIMIC) Mr Kyle Dietrich has described the Nigerian Armed Forces as a dependable partner in fostering regional peace and promoter of peace keeping operations in Africa.
A statement from the DHQ informed that Mr Dietrich made this remark recently during a visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ).
While commending the Nigerian Armed Force for their professional conduct during peace keeping operations, Mr Dietrich expressed his agency’s willingness to partner with the military in the area of capacity building and professionalism.
He observed that with the tremendous decimation of the Boko Haram Terrorists in the North-East by the military and the commendable efforts to protect the internally displaced persons, CIMIC seeks partnership with the Armed Forces in the area of supporting Nigerian Military polices aimed at preventing collateral damages in war torn communities.
Responding, the CDS who was represented by the Director of Plans DHQ Rear Admiral RO Osondu lauded the role of CIMIC in mitigating during crisis and stated that the Nigerian military is highly professional and conduct all operations in line with Rules of Engagement. He assured Mr Dietrich that the Nigerian Armed Forces will continue to collaborate with relevant agencies to minimize civilian casualties during war or crisis.
Centre for civilians conflict is a non-governmental Agency based in America with global outreach. CIMIC has contributed tremendously in settling disputes between civil and military organizations across the world.