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Monday, 19 December 2016

Germany Donates Military Equipment Worth €3m To Fight Insurgency In Nigeria

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The German government on Sunday donated military equipment and the sum of €3m to fight insurgency in the North-East region.

The German Minister of Defence, Dr. Ursula Von der Layen, handed over the equipment to her Nigerian counterpart, Mansur Dan-Ali, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, saying that the donation was done under the 2012-2016 Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries.

The equipment included Vallon Metal Detector, Ground Surveillance Radar System, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device and Explosive Ordinance Disposal Equipment.

Von der Layen clarified that the assistance did not extend to the sale of sophisticated military weapons.