Politics Germany Begins Supply of Military Hardware to Nigeria

The German Government on Monday confirmed that it would commence supply of military hardware to support Nigeria’s effort to address security challenges in the Northeast and Niger Delta, before the end of 2016.

The Permanent Secretary, German Foreign Office, Mr. Markus Elderer, said this in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the defence session of the Nigeria-Germany Bi-National Commission meeting in Abuja.


He said the decision to support Nigerian security forces in their counter-insurgency operations was the German government’s response to a request made by President Muhammadu Buhari at the last G-7 summit hosted by the European nation.

Elderer said the equipment to be supplied to Nigeria are ground surveillance equipment, anti-mine equipment and gun boats, among others.

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