24 November, 2012
(Nigeria’s Minister of the Interior, Abba Moro recently visited Austria and Slovakia)
(…)At the meeting with the Austrian
Interior Minister, Moro spoke on the
security situation in Nigeria, especially
the menace of Boko Haram and
kidnapping. He stated government’s
commitment to combating terrorism and kidnapping by equipping and
retraining law enforcement agencies
and as well as being open to dialogue.
He said that the Jonathan administration is committed to keeping the country one and will do everything at its disposal to ensure the protection of life and property. The minister said Boko Haram menace is political rather than religious because majority of the victims are Muslims.
Moro visited the headquarters of the
Austria counter-terrorism police known as COBRA. He was received by the Austrian Police Chief. The Nigerian
delegation was shown a video of COBRA in action, using modern technology to fight organized crime and terrorism. Officers of the outfit receive special training in parachuting, explosives,scuba, sniper shooting, dog handling and alpine. In 2011, they carried out about 3, 000 operations ranging from rescue, VIP protection, air marshall and
Moro asked Austria to help Nigeria use
COBRA to combat terrorism by training
her security operatives.