Nigeria, Brazil to join forces in fight against insurgency, piracy

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The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has sought for a closer cooperation with the Brazilian Government especially in the fight against Boko Haram terrorism and piracy along the Gulf of Guinea.,

Dan-Ali made the call in Rio de Janeiro when he visited his Brazilian counterpart, Fernando Silva.

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In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Media Assistant to the minister, Col. Tukur Gusau, quoted him as saying that terrorism was a global phenomenon that needed to be addressed by all nations.

Dan-Ali also requested the assistance of the Brazilian Defence Ministry to Nigeria’s effort at establishing a military industrial complex in the country.

He added that “very soon, Nigeria will be sending its military officers to Brazil for training”.

In his response, E-Silva pledged the support of his country to Nigeria for the combat of insurgency and terrorism.

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