Britain Donates £1mn Counter-Insurgency Equipment to Nigeria
The efforts of the Federal government in the fight against insurgency have received a major boost from the Government of the United Kingdom.
The UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mr Mark Lancaster announced a donation of counter Improvised Explosive devices equipment worth one million pounds in support of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
The Minister announced the offer when he received the Hon Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali at Wellington office Ministry of Defence London.
He also expressed confidence in the ability of the government to solve security challenges in the country.
The Honourable Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali expressed appreciation to the UK government for supporting Nigeria especially in its trying moments.
He assured the UK government of the commitment of the Federal Government towards promotion of good governance, peace and security.
He also thanked the Government of United Kingdom for its support to the Nigerian Armed Forces in the areas of training, exchange of vital information and the support of its training team through British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT).
Mansur Dan-Ali also request for provision of more training slots in British Military institutions and capacity development in Military cyber security following the establishment of UK defence Cyber School.
Colonel Tukur Gusau
Public Relations officer to the Hon Minister of Defence