Terrorism: U.S brings in FBI, technical assistance to support Nigeria

By Daily Post Staff

PIC.23. FROM LEFT: U.S AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, AMB. JAMES ENTWISTLE; CHIEF OF AMRY STAFF, LT.-GEN. TUKUR BURATAI AND COMMANDER, US AFRICOM. GEN. DAVID RODRIGUEZ, AT THE INAUGURATION OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TRAINING ASSISTANCE TO SELECTED UNITS OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY, IN JAJI KADUNA ON WEDNESDAY (17/2/16). 0985/17/2/2016/SP/HB/NAN
FROM LEFT: U.S Ambassador to Nigeriaq,  James Entwiste; Chief of Army Staff, LT. Gen. Tukur Buratai  and Commander, US  AFRICOM. Gen, David Rodriguez at the Inauguration of the United States of  America Training Assistant  to selected Units of Nigerian Army.

The U.S. Government says it is bringing in officials from its Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and other security experts to provide technical assistance to the Nigerian Government to deal with terrorism.

Mr Alan Tousignant, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when he led a security delegation on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau.

The envoy said that the delegation which comprised a crack team of the U.S Security Governance Initiative (SGI) was in the country as a follow-up to its earlier visit in January.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the SGI is an initiative of the U.S. Government that offers enhanced security technical assistance to six African countries, including Nigeria.

Tousignant stressed that they were in Nigeria at the request of the Nigerian Government to provide a holistic security technical assistance and not to donate any equipment.

He explained that the Federal Government identified three major areas of partnership to include enhancing the Ministry of Interior’s emergency response coordination, Ministry of Defence’s procurement procedure and the civilian security planning for the North-East. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: Nigerian Daily Post

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