Earlier this week, the US released a statement expressing shock that the Nigerian Government had stopped them from training Nigerian soldiers to help in the fight against Boko Haram.
The coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri,told journalists it was cancelled because the US relied on Nigerian equipment which is currently in use in troubled states in the North east. He said
“The training that is being mentioned were supposed to be in three phases, two phases have been concluded, the next phase requires some logistical components and I don’t think it’s wise to take equipment from the field and keep them in Jaji for training when our soldiers are out there needing the equipment.
“The training that is being offered by the American Government did not also come with the equipment component, so if our soldiers need the same equipment, and you all know the status of our stock, we will not withdraw everything and go for training when we have need for it on the field,” he explained.
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