Nigeria, Russia sign military pact

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Nigeria and Russia have signed a military pact providing a legal framework for the supply of equipment and the training of troops, the Nigerian Embassy in Moscow said Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had expressed interest in such a pact with Russia as far back as 2019 when he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a Russia-Africa summit.

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The Nigerian ambassador to Russia at the time said Buhari felt Russia could help defeat the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East of Nigeria.

“The Agreement on Military-Technical Cooperation between both countries provides a legal framework for the supply of military equipment, provision of after sales services, training of personnel in respective educational establishments and technology transfer, among others,” the Nigerian embassy said in a statement.

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