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Boko Haram: Nigerian FG Tells US To Stop Training Anti Terror Soldiers

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Boko Haram: Nigerian FG Tells US To Stop Training Anti Terror Soldiers

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December 1st, 2014 – Boko Haram: Nigerian FG Cancels US Agreement To Build Anti Terrorism Battalion

The frosty relationship between Nigeria and the United States worsened on Monday with Nigeria cancelling a training of an Army Battalion by American security officials.

‎”At the request of the Nigerian government, the United States will discontinue its training of a Nigerian Army battalion,” the US Embassy in Abuja said in a statement.

The first two phases of training were conducted between April and August 2014, and had provided previously untrained civilian personnel with basic soldiering skills.

“Based on mutual assessment of the Nigerian Army and US trainers, a third iteration of training was agreed upon with the intent of developing the battalion into a unit with advanced infantry skills.

“We regret premature termination of this training, as it was to be the first in a larger planned project that would have trained additional units with the goal of helping the Nigerian Army build capacity to counter Boko Haram,” America said.

The US government said it will continue other aspects of the extensive bilateral security relationship, as well as all other assistance programmes with Nigeria.




  1. Akuwax in Mongu, Zambia.

    December 1, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    I DON’T SEE THE REASON WHY US Soldier should be stopped to perform their duty, after all it is aimed at Boko Haram s’ evil tactics.

  2. Julio España

    December 1, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    I think the federl government of nigeria is taking the right step, The U.S as i believe are in sopport of the dreaded boko haram, they want to seperate nigeria, that is their plan, so the FG of nigeria dont want to be conned.


  3. Danti

    December 2, 2014 at 2:34 AM

    They should not had allowed them in the first place. All they know is loud stupid commentaries, if Nigeria could stop Biafra, Liberian nonsense and lunacy in Sierra Leone with our troops then boko haram should not be a problem. The main problem is the commitment of mr. President: He is simply not serious about it. General Gowon and maximum General( Abacha) always requested for arms from Eastern European countries, they avoided nasty business of carrying banana “come dey follow monkey” ke!

    • phill

      December 2, 2014 at 7:12 AM

      What the hell do you know about Biafra,if not for british assistance do you think your selfish nigeria would have been able to stop them.

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