Germany to support Nigeria’s defense capabilities with €3 million

Germany to support Nigeria's defense capabilities with €3 million

Germany will provide Nigeria with €3 million for the procurement of surveillance equipment, a medical care unit, and other defense support services.

The announcement came during a joint press conference between the Nigerian Defense Minister Mansur Dan-Ali and his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday.

Dan-Ali stated that the aid will be provided through the extension of the German Technical Advisory Group Agreement for three years up to 2020.

Germany also provided explosive detectors, explosive ordnance disposal equipment, and will train Nigerian personnel.

The German Defense Minister stated that the aid provided to Nigeria is aimed at boosting the country’s capabilities in its fight against Boko Haram.