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France and Nigeria strengthen military alliance

France and Nigeria on Thursday signed an agreement naija news 24/7 on closer military cooperation, including intelligence sharing, to strengthen the battle against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area.

Both nations have been working more closely since a summit in Paris in December 2014, particularly in the place of military intelligence on the Islamist militants.

France has supplied Nigeria with satellite images and surveillance footage from Rafale www news naija com fighter jets based in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, which have flown over the main conflict region.

Nigeria’s neighbours, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, are all naija former French colonies its support is essential and where Paris continues to have influence, Dan Ali acknowledged.

Le Drian said France was chiefly concerned with "the common fight against terrorism and especially against Boko Haram".

Marine security is also an integral variable in co-operation, he added, with prevalence of piracy off Nigeria’s oil-rich south growing in recent months.

Both militaries signed an operational cooperation file detailing 28 regions combat rescue and to be handled before the end of the year, including training against improvised explosives.

The two minister signed a letter of intent outlining the main purposes of bilateral military cooperation after a high-level combined defence committee of Nigeria and French officials.

Cross border military exercises and combined maritime operations with other nations are also contained.

A regional security summit is scheduled to happen in Abuja on May 14 with French President Francois Hollande in attendance, together with representatives from Britain and the USA.

He said that many nations of the world had started showing interest in China because of the vast opportunities it held and because of the economic giant it'd become.

He went to China to investigate new avenues and new chances in the global market and nobody should tell me that we will continue to face a specific direction in the development of the country.

No man is an island. We need to continue to work collectively and explore I believe that’s what the President has done and all means to make this country move forward.

"he'd’t have entered into an arrangement that would imperil Nigeria’s interest.

"He would not do that; am positive about that."

Oye called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to end the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in addition to stop further loss of lives and property.

He warned that poverty increase and could worsen or even immediately addressed.

Killings danger to Nigeria, says CAN chairman

Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) South south zone, Bishop Tunde Adeleye, has condemned the act of killing by Fulani herdsmen, describing it as potential risk to the nation.

Adeleye, who's also the Bishop of Anglican Communion, Diocese of Calabar, Cross River, stated this yesterday, while addressing Journalist in his office.

According to him, Boko Haram would be a child’s play compared to Fulani herdsmen, questioning the silence of the Presidency over the issue.
He said these Fulani herdsmen are around the country and described their attacks as a potential risk and time bomb in the state. "I believe that Boko Haram will be a child’s play to what these people are going to do to this nation because now they have penetrated into those areas Boko Haram has not been to and they're moving more freely, heavily armed and nobody is stopping them."

He expressed concern noting, "I do’t believe is normal for someone to follow trek with his legs to Warri cows, or other parts of the nation state, I think it is a lot more than cow. What are they doing going with firearms that are advanced? You woukld be amazed to see these cows entering streets where there aren't any grasses.

He said people are of the view the presidency’s or quietness is extremely disturbing. Ca’t these individuals be halted? Can there be no regulation on where they are able to go?

Based on the CAN chairman, "The southerners also are fishermen, but they're not allowed to go to some other nation or any man’s river. But here we let herdsmen to move around with firearms.

He said, folks’s lands have been taken over by them and end up killing them.
In this case, the non-herdsmen in Nigeria are being weak and venerable to the attack of it is unfair and these individuals."


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