Dan-Ali told Sputnik on Thursday: "we discussed counter terrorism cooperation with Shoigu and I highlighted the role Russia has been playing across the globe.
“We know that insurgency is a global problem, and Russia has been assisting Afghanistan, Syria and Turkey in this regard.
“We are also looking for assistance from Russia in our sub-region since we have similar problem of insurgency. “Russia is playing a very important role in the Middle East, especially, in fighting ISIL. “All around the globe Russia has been doing very well fighting terrorism.” Dan-Ali also said Nigeria has achieved significant progress in fighting against terrorism within its borders, with insurgents being now unable to engage in an organised warfare.
“If you remember, when this administration came two years ago, they were able to regain lost territories, which was occupied by insurgents. “We were able to degrade them to some extent … We have been done so far good, and as I am talking to you now, we have been able to subdue insurgents to the extent that they cannot longer fight organized warfare and resorted to bombings and ambushes,” the defence minister said.