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US Ready to Support Nigeria Army – Minister

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The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi is on the look for the United States of America’s support in the quest to establish a fully fledged Nigerian Army Aviation, to further enhance the ongoing counter- terrorism campaign in the North East.

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Minister of Defence, Muhammad Abdulkadri indicates that, the Minister stated this while the receiving the Commander US Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend and his team on working visit to the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

Mohamed Abdulkadri notes that the Minister Commended the US for its training support to Nigeria and the progress recorded in the supply of Super Tulcano aircraft, Thunder Boat for Maritime Operations and logistics to the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF .

The visiting Commander US AFRICOM, General Stephen Townsend expressed gratitude for Nigeria’s leading role in Africa Sub regional security affairs and commiserated with Nigeria over the recent aircraft misharp that claimed the lives of seven crew.

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