Boko Haram; Nigeria And France Sign Security Agreement On Arms Procurement.
Posted On 11/07/2016
The Defence Ministers of Nigeria and France have signed a security agreement, which includes arms procurement. It’s a boost for the Nigerian military’s fight against Boko Haram as it tries to end its seven-year insurgency.
Nigeria has had problems in the past acquiring arms because of reported human rights abuses. President Muhammadu Buhari won elections last year promising to improve the military’s human right’s record.
France agreed to help equip Nigeria’s elite land and marine forces, a statement issued after the meeting in the capital, Abuja, said.