Tuesday, October 13, 2015 12:21 am
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday led a team of Colombian security experts to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to share their professional experience in combating terror.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents after the closed door meeting with the president, Obasanjo said that Nigeria needed to learn how Colombia survived insurgency for more than 50 years.
“I brought a delegation of those of us who visited Colombia last year under the auspices of a foundation which I’m the chairman. We went to Colombia to see how the Colombian authorities were handling the issue of insurgency which had been with them for more than 50 years.
“As a result of that visit and the experience we had, a book was produced.
“I said to them that it will be interesting for us in Nigeria to learn as much as we can learn from the experience of Colombia,’’ he said.