Insecurity: Nigeria plans stronger military cooperation



Minister of Defence Bashir Magashi says the ministry will Nigeria’s defence with the armed forces of other countries participating in the  Multinational Joint Task Force.

He explained that the defence would invigorate the fight against insecurity.

Mr Mohammad Abdulkadri, Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity, state this in  a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

Abdulkadri said the minister spoke during a courtesy call an  eight-man delegation of the Senegalese Armed Forces led its Inspector-General, Maj. -Gen. Daouda  Niang.

Magashi harped on the need to step up bilateral and multilateral military cooperations through joint trainings and retraining of personnel.

He explained further that such a well packaged military training would the  capacities of the prospective benefiaries to change the tide against the adversaries fueling cross boarder criminal activities.

He outlined various opportunities in the armed forces military training institutions in Nigeria that  Senegal could take advantage of for enhanced efficiency.

The minister indicated the readiness of the Nigerian armed forces in giving support to raise the standard of the Senegalese Armed Forces Staff College.

In his remark earlier, the leader of delegation of the Armed Forces of Senegal, Maj.-Maj Daouda Niang,   described Nigeria as a “big brother” in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He thanked the minister; for the audience and assured him of continuous of the Armed Forces of Senegal.(NAN)