Federal Republic of Germany has pledged more support to the Nigerian Armed Forces in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
These include Medical services to cater for the treatment of the war victims for the injured and traumatized, Military Mechanical Units, establishment of Peace Keeping Centre, provision of counter Improvised Explosive Device, IED equipments, Capacity Building and Training of Medical Personnel amongst others.
A German Advisory Team in charge of military equipment and programme aid made the pledge when it paid courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
Acting Director Defence Information Colonel Rabe Abubakar, said in a statement that Germany’s Team Leader, Colonel Thomas Brillisauer said that the aim of the visit was to discuss new areas of support in the fight against insurgency in the country, stressing that Nigeria has been a reliable partner; therefore, there is the need to support her by prolonging and increasing the military relationship for the future of both countries.
Col. Abubakar’s statement noted that the German military are the sole trainers of the Armed Forces Electronic and Mechatronics Engineering, AFEME Workshop and School.
Describing the engagement of the two countries as very cordial, Colonel Brillisauer stated that the German government is ever ready and willing to improve on the existing relationship by wading into the current needs of the Nigerian Armed Forces in the ongoing war on terrorism which is different from other form of previous bilateral relation.
The CDS, represented by Defence Chief of Policy and Plans, Air Vice Marshal Umar Omeiza, commended the German government on the proposed programme to support the military and expressed optimism that Nigeria would get out of the present security challenges and continue to exert its influence among the comity of nations.


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