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Nigerian Navy Complete 5-week Training With US Army Special Forces (Photos)

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Nigerian Navy Complete 5-week Training With US Army Special Forces

25 Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service officers have completed a five-week Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) alongside a team of United States Army Special Forces.

The U.S. Consulate in Lagos said the military partnership between the two countries will strengthen defense ties.

In a statement on Friday, July 9, 2021, the US Consulate said that the two forces trained together on a broad range of land-based skills and tactics, such as countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

“The exercise is part of a series of U.S. engagements with the Nigerian military that provide opportunities for Nigerian military and U.S. elite units to work together, learn from each other, and strengthen relationships,” the statement read.

Acting U.S. Consulate Political and Economic Chief, Merrica Heaton, said at a closing ceremony in Lagos that the partnership will help to enforce rule of law, combat maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea, and counter Boko Haram fighters.

 

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