Germany to Train More Nigerian Soldiers to Fight Terrorism, Donates 180 Mine Detectors Worth $90million
Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama is rounding off his official visit to Germany where he has been meeting top government officials to enhance bilateral relations between Nigeria and the European country.
The minister while giving updates on his trip, stated that both Nigeria and Germany had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a bi-national commission while Germany has also agreed to admit more Nigerian soldiers to its anti-terrorism training programme.
Mr Onyeama also announced that Germany had agreed to donate equipment such as ground surveillance radar, medical equipment and mine detectors to Nigeria’s security outfits.
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) June 20, 2016
The equipment are expected to further help the Nigerian military in the war against terrorist group, Boko Haram in the north-east which has been adjudged largely successful in recent months. The Nigerian Army had however stated that many roads in the north-east would remain closed until mines planted by Boko Haram along some routes were completely removed.
Earlier on the trip, the foreign affairs minister and his German counterpart worked out modalities to ensure the dignified repatriation of illegal Nigerian migrants identified for deportation by immigration authorities in Germany. The German foreign minister is expected to also visit Abuja later in the year in furtherance of the talks.
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