Rabat - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) received training on counter-terrorism in Morocco under the supervision of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), reported Moroccan daily newspaper Al Ahdath.
Rabat – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) received training on counter-terrorism in Morocco under the supervision of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), reported Moroccan daily newspaper Al Ahdath.
The one-month training program took place in September. Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff (CAS), said that the international collaboration was undertaken to curb threats by groups like “Boko Haram, Islamic State (ISIS) and other insurgencies.”
Abubakar also stressed that the problem of insecurity is a global challenge which cannot be tackled by one nation, explaining that some NAF officers were undergoing training in different countries, including the United States and Egypt.
The air marshal added that “the training of personal will go a long way in assisting them to carry out their professional responsibilities without much stress,” reported Nigerian news outlet Daily Trust.
Back in September, King Mohammed VI held a phone conversation with Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. During the call, the two heads of state stressed their determination to reinforce bilateral ties between the two countries in all fields, including security cooperation.
In May, the King also chaired the signing of agreements related to the Nigeria-Morocco Gazoduc project and the Moroccan-Nigerian cooperation in the field of fertilizers.