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Military lauds US partnership on terror fight

14 May 2014, 09:45

Abuja - The military said it welcomed the international support to counter insurgency in the country.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, disclosed this while receiving the Commander of United States African Command (US-AFRICOM), Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, at the Defence Headquarters.

He stressed that international would complement ongoing efforts by the Nigerian military to find and rescue the girls recently abducted in Chibok.

The Chief of Defence Staff revealed that the Nigerian military was already reworking its operational doctrines to match the emerging trend of asymmetrical warfare currently confronting the nation.

He described the relationship between Nigeria and the United States as mutual and strategic.

According to him, the Nigerian military has over time benefited immensely from the bilateral relationship between the two countries particularly in the area of training and military hardware.

He noted that Nigerian Navy for instance has received a number of operational equipment and support, as part of United States support to the Nigerian military in combating oil theft and other maritime threats.

Badeh expressed appreciation to the United States on behalf of the Federal Government for responding positively to the call for assistance in the search and rescue of the abducted school girls.

Rodriguez said he was at the Defence Headquarters to discuss modalities in furtherance of United States support to Nigerian Military to put an end to insurgency in the country.

– CAJ News


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