Vladimir Putin & Muhamadu Buhari

Nigeria, Russia Continue Defence Alliance Over Boko Haram

Russia and Nigeria continued their Defence Alliance Over Boko Haram which was further sustained under previous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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This much was gathered after the country signed a Defence Alliance Agreement with the Russian federation in the areas of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria and Lake Chad basin region.

The assurance was made by the Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu during a bilateral talks with the Nigerian Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali in Moscow.

According to press release from ministry of Defense, Russian Defence Minister expressed satisfaction with the effort of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to make Nigeria and the region safer.

The Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali thanked Russian federation for its support particularly in procurement of military platforms and training needs.

During the visit the two Ministers signed a bilateral agreement on military cooperation and training agreement. The Nigeria’s Defence Minister also inspected some Military platforms at Military technical exhibition pavilion in Moscow.

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