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NIGERIA-US MILITARY COOPERATION AGAINST INSECURITY

The Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), says the Nigeria’s Defence Space Administration to be upscaled with supply of equipment from the US Space Force to enhance its capabilities to support the fight against insecurity in the country.

The Minister disclosed this while hosting a delegation led by the Secretary, US Air Force, Barbara Barrett at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Ship House Abuja.

The Minister notes that effective space management by the Defence Space Administration is critical to the ongoing operations by the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies in the effort to eleminate the reminates of Boko Haram and other Criminal Elements.

He appealed to the US secretary to speed up the release of some Super Tucano Aircraft procured by the Federal Government.

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Minister of Defence Mohammed Abdulkadri says,the visiting head of the US Military delegation,Barbara Barrett is the fourth woman and 25th to occupy the position as Air Force Secretary.

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