Nigeria To Buy War Planes To Fight Terrorism

Nigeria To Buy War Planes To Fight Terrorism

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on October 16, 2014
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As part of the measures taken towards curtailing terrorism in the country, the Federal Government of Nigeria are currently negotiating with the authorities of Czech Republic to buy about  three “fairly used” war air crafts.

This deal was revealed by the Czech ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Pavel Mikes, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Abuja during a delegation to the minister of interior, Comrade Abba Moro which he led in the company of the deputy commander of Czech Airforce, Brigadier General Sebesta Jeromir.

He disclosed that the war air crafts were designed with an always active GPS which makes it a viable tool for monitoring the borders as well as fighting against the insurgents across the nation.

According to reports, Mikes said Czech Republic could also help Nigeria to combat terrorism, adding that the cooperation between the countries went beyond combating terrorism to much wider and deeper areas.

While reacting, the minister pointed out that Nigeria needed to partner with the Czech Republic on issues bordering on the security of the nation and proper management of her border with neighbouring countries adding that purchasing the war air crafts would be a plus on the part of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in combating insecurity and other crimes across the border.


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