The Nigerian Army has been commended for their efforts at curbing contemporary security challenges in the country, especially as it regards boko haram.
The newly appointed Commanding General United State Army Africa (USARAF), Major General Roger Cloutier gave the commendation when he paid a visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.
The visit according to General Roger was to formally inform the army chief of his appointment and to seek for further collaboration with the Nigerian Army in the areas of training support, procurement and logistics.
“I am committed to a deep long time relationship with the Nigerian Army” said General Rogers.
In his response, The Chief of Army Staff thanked the US Army Africa Command for the assistance to the Nigerian Army while congratulating him on his well deserved appointment and assured him of continuous support and collaboration towards achieving mutually beneficial relationship.
“We must continue to collaborate to make sure we synergize and work closely on counter terrorism/insurgency training. We have created NA Special Forces Command with Headquarters in Nasarawa State and Special Forces School at Buni Yadi, Yobe State which will certainly require a lot of support from our partners” said Buratai.
He also assured the Commanding General of the desire of the Nigerian Army to strengthen the existing agreement with the US Africa Command, particularly in the areas of training, logistics and other defence related matters such as counter terrorism and counter insurgency training.