Boko Haram: Defence Ministers of Nigeria and France Sign Deal to end Insurgency
The federal government of Nigeria has moved to bolster its bid to stamp out insurgency by signing a deal with France that will focus on personnel training and procurement of military equipment.
This was disclosed by Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali and his French counterpart, Jean Yves Le Drian at the end of the Nigeria/France High Defence Committee meeting in Abuja where both men revealed that plans are in top gear to improve on intelligence gathering.
The French government had in 2015 promised to help Nigeria overcome the menace of Boko Haram, during a visit to the country by the Director, Military Intelligence of the Republic of France, General Christophe Gomert.
General Gomert pointed out that the fight against global terrorism could be won through effective collaboration between the two countries, as France isn’t immune to what has become a threat to global peace.
Also in attendance at the meeting was the Chief of Nigeria’s Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Monday Morgan, who maintained that Nigeria would continue to build on the existing bilateral relationship between both countries.
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