7th June, 2016
The German Government has 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, disclosed this in a chat 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.