The Nigerian President is determined to put an end to terrorism on his territory. According to Nigeria’s ambassador in Morcou, Muhammadu Buhari intends to use Russian military aid to fight the Islamists of Boko Haram, reports Nigerian Tribune.
Muhammadu Buhari plans to negotiate a military technical cooperation agreement with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to help stem the evil of Boko Haram. According to the Nigerian representative in Russia, this negotiation will take place at the Russia-Africa summit to be held this month in Sochi, where the two men are expected to meet. “We are confident that with Russia’s help, we will succeed in crushing Boko Haram, given Russia’s experience in fighting the Islamic state in Syria,” Nigeria’s envoy Steve Ugbah said in an interview with the Russian news agency RIA quoted by Nigerian Tribune.
The same source also indicates that Nigeria is also considering the acquisition of latest generation Russian military equipment such as helicopters, aircraft, tanks and others. According to the Nigerian ambassador, the talks are well advanced and a military technical cooperation agreement between Russia and Nigeria had even already been drafted and only needed to be finalized. “We hope that President Buhari will reach a logical conclusion to the talks. The agreement will open up new opportunities in areas such as the supply of military equipment and the training of specialists,” he said, quoted by Nigerian Tribune.