Boko Haram: Nigeria announces deal with China

The Federal Republic of Nigeria and Peoples Republic of China on
Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer assistance to
the Armed Forces of Nigeria to strengthen its counter-insurgency
measures.

The Nigerian government had sought assistance of China in tackling Boko Haram.

Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali and the Chinese
Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E Dr Ziyou Pingjian signed the MOU in Abuja
on behalf of their countries.

However, details of the deal was not disclosed.

Colonel Tukur Fussy, the minister's spokesman, in a statement, said
the signing of the MOU was a follow up to the visit of President
Muhammadu Buhari to China in September, 2018.

During the meeting, Buhari held discussions on infrastructure
financing for strategic projects and gratis for the Armed Forces was
held with the Chinese President, Mr Xi Jinping.

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