Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that terrorism is a menace that requires a collective response .

The COAS visited on Thursday Special Services Group (SSG) training area in Tarbela to witness completion of eight-week long counter terrorism training of Nigerian Special Forces battalion by the SSG, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

 “Pakistan Army has a vast experience of counter terrorism (CT) operations as well as modern training facilities and is happy to play a part in enabling CT response of multiple friendly countries,” said Gen Bajwa .

The Nigerian contingent comprised 440 trainees, including 26 officers.

IG General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) Lt Gen Hidayatur Rehman, Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lt Gen Nadeem Raza, General Officer Commanding (GOC) SSG and Acting Nigerian High Commissioner Salisu Murtala Isa were also present on the occasion.