Morocco Trains Nigerian Special Forces
Cooperation between Morocco and Nigeria is stronger than ever. After sealing large scale agreements on gas and fertilizers, the two countries have expanded their cooperation to the military field after a team of Nigerian special forces received training in Morocco on counter-terrorism.
The information was relayed by Nigeria’s news portal the Media Trust, which indicates that Nigerian elite soldiers have returned from Morocco last September where they underwent multiple trainings.
Quoting the Nigerian Chief of Air Staff, (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the website added that other units of Nigerian special forces were also sent for training to Egypt and the US.
According to him, application of air power is the only way to deal with the emerging problem of terrorism around the globe.
Morocco and Nigeria have opened a new chapter in their bilateral ties marked by south-south cooperation and co-development and underpinned by largescale projects such as the Atlantic gas pipeline that will stretch along the coast connecting Nigerian gas wells with West African countries all the way up until reaching the Kingdom.
The two countries signed 14 other agreements providing for developing industrial clusters in the sub-region in sectors such as manufacturing, Agro-business and fertilizers to help attract foreign capital and improve export competitiveness.
King Mohammed VI’s historic visit to Nigeria, the first ever by a Moroccan Monarch, is viewed as a milestone in Moroccan-Nigerian relations that will usher a new diplomatic era marked by economic cooperation and political consultation.