French forces to assist Nigerian armed forces

Posted by News Express | 20 October 2016 | 2,069 times

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The General Commanding French Forces in Senegal, Brigadier General Pascal Facon, has expressed the strong determination of French Forces to train Nigerian Armed Forces in certain areas that would make Nigeria military more responsive to its statutory responsibility.

The French General made this known when he visited the Defence Headquarters to discuss modalities for the training and other forms of support for the Nigerian military personnel which he assured could commence as soon as possible.

Brigadier General Facon specifically mentioned training on Force protection, maritime security, Counter Improvised Explosive Device and other relevant areas that would be of immense benefit to the Nigerian Armed Forces.

In his response, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, represented by the Chief of Policy & Plans Defence Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Bashir Saidu thanked the French Forces Commander for all the assistance the Nigerian military had enjoyed in the past, assuring him of Nigerian military’s readiness to embrace the opportunity offered by the French counterpart which will go a long way in aiding our operation in the North East against the terrorists.

•Photo shows Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Olonisakin.


Source: News Express

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