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Thursday, 14 January 2016
UK deploys 35 personnel to train Nigerian troops in North East
The United Kingdom will soon deploy more than 35 personnel to Nigeria to train troops fighting Boko Haram in the Northeast.
About 130 UK military personnel were deployed to Nigeria on a wide range of training tasks last year.
Also, the UK has trained more than 1,000 troops for counter-insurgency operations in the Northeast.
These disclosures were contained in a statement by the Press and Public Affairs Officer of the British High Commission, Joe Abuku.
The statement said: “More than 35 personnel from the Second Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment (2 R ANGLIAN), will be shortly deploy to deliver infantry training to Nigerian military personnel preparing to tackle the extremist group in the north of the country.
“The 2 R ANGLIAN, based in Cottesmore, Rutland, provided support to the Armed Forces Nigeria throughout 2015, which included the deployment of Short Term Training Teams, and support to smaller training tasks to assist the resident British Military Advisory and Training Team – which has grown in size over the last year.