His Majesty, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, has prayed for peace and calm in Nigeria, and throughout the African region.
He condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of about 100 soldiers killed by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The ruler also sent the assurance of his support in the fight against terrorism to President Buhari.
In a telephone conversation, King Abdullah, commended the Nigerian army for their courage and resilience in the face of challenges in fighting extremist terrorism.
This was made known in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Sunday.
Buhari thanked King Abdullah for his concern on the recent setbacks that led to the loss of military lives in the North East.
The President assured that “several measures had been discussed and were being implemented to steer the country from the unfortunate occurrence.”
Buhari also told King Abdullah that he “would continue to work towards total elimination of terrorism in the Lake Chad basin area.”
Buhari commended King Abdullah for his “support and steadfastness for the global effort against terrorism.”
He described the collaboration between Jordan and Nigeria, and the rest of Africa, through the platform of Aqaba Counter Terrorism Retreats, as very beneficial.
The Aqaba Counter Terrorism Retreats is convened by His Majesty King Abdullah