Niger’s Members of parliament have reportedly agreed to send troops to northern Nigeria in an offensive bid to combat Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has launched several cross-border attacks in recent days. The Guardian report.
The Nigerian government forces will buy Czech tanks, amphibious vehicles and rocket launchers to fight the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. According to Daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD), the spokesman of Excalibur Group, Andrej Čírtek, revealed that the Czech arms dealer is expected to deliver modernized Soviet-made tanks T-72 M1
Relations between American military trainers and specialists advising the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram are so strained that the Pentagon often bypasses the Nigerians altogether, choosing to work instead with security officials in the neighboring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger, according to defense officials and diplomats.