News Before It's News
About us | Ocnus? |

Front Page 
 Dark Side
 Defence & Arms
 Light Side

Africa Last Updated: Oct 14, 2019 - 10:12:13 AM

Buhari To Sign Military Pact With Russia To Crush Boko Haram
By Pointbllank, October 12, 2019
Oct 13, 2019 - 1:03:41 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants, Nigeria’s ambassador in Moscow said on Friday.

The Nigerian leader is due to meet Putin on the sidelines of a Russia-Africa summit in the Black Sea city of Sochi amid a push by Moscow to expand its influence in Africa.

“We’re sure that with Russian help we’ll manage to crush Boko Haram, given Russia’s experience combating Islamic State in Syria,” Nigerian envoy Steve Ugbah said in an interview with Russia’s RIA news agency.

He added that Nigeria was interested in purchasing Russian helicopters, planes, tanks and other military equipment.

Ugbah said a military technical cooperation deal between Russia and Nigeria had already been drafted and that it only needed to be finalised.

“We hope president Buhari can take the talks to their logical end …

The agreement will open new possibilities in such areas as the supply of military equipment and training for specialists,” he said.

Source:Ocnus.net 2019

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
Le Bénin annonce le retrait des réserves de change du franc CFA qui se trouvent en France
Two Years After Mugabe’s Fall, Zimbabwe Returns to the Abyss
Franc CFA: avec l’annonce de Patrice Talon, «c’est un tabou qui est brisé»
Mali: Islamic Politics
Eva Joly balance tout sur la Françafrique
EU targets fragile West African fish stocks, despite protection laws
In Central African Republic, rebels fight on as peace deal falters
Why Mozambique Is Outsourcing Counter-Insurgency to Russia: Hidden Loans and Naval Bases
US Cancels $190 Million in Power Grants to Ghana
Investissement russe dans le rail en RD Congo : "la facture est monstrueuse"