Nigerian Navy complete 5-week training with US Army special forces

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Twenty-five Officers of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service have just 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 help strengthen the defence ties.

According to a statement released on Friday, July 9, 2021, the U.S 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 provides opportunities for the Nigerian military and U.S Elite Units to work together, learn from each other, and strengthen relationships, the statement read.

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

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