Dutch, EU delegation in Maiduguri to assess stabilization efforts

A high-level delegation from the Netherlands and the European Union (EU), led by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria and Chad, Wouter Plomp, visited the Headquarters of Theatre Command (TC) in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, on May 15, 2024.

The delegation aimed to engage with local stakeholders, including the Armed Forces, to gain insights into the ongoing stabilization efforts in Borno State. 

Upon their arrival, they were received by the Theatre Commander, Major General Waidi Shaibu, who expressed appreciation for the partnership in addressing the complex security challenges in the region.

Major General Shaibu highlighted the mandate of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), which focuses on restoring normalcy to the North East region and creating a conducive environment for socio-economic activities to flourish.

Ambassador Plomp commended the military for their stabilization efforts and assured the delegation’s support in achieving lasting peace. Other delegation members also praised the military’s work and pledged to enhance their support to help achieve the desired peace in the region.

During the visit, Captain (NN) MA Abdullahi, Chief J9, presented a brief on the challenges faced by conflict-affected communities in the North East and proposed possible solutions. 

Major General Shaibu seized the opportunity to solicit support for replicating the Ngalaram model of community resettlement across Borno State’s three senatorial districts.

This initiative aims to promote community-led resettlement of displaced persons, fostering sustainable peace in the region.

The visit highlights the Netherlands and EU’s commitment to supporting Nigeria’s efforts in addressing the humanitarian crisis and promoting stability in the North East region.

The visit concluded with an interactive session, the signing of the visitor’s book, a presentation of a plaque, and a group photograph.

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