Summit of U.S military, African land forces open in Nigeria | The New Times


ABUJA – A conference co-hosted by the U.S. military and aimed at boosting cooperation between military forces of countries fighting extremist groups opened in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Monday.

Top military officers from at least 30 African countries and some

top military chiefs from the United States and Europe attended the opening session of the sixth African Land Forces Summit, with the theme “Unity in Strength: Combating Africa’s Security challenges.”

The military leaders exchanged notes on threats in Africa, from al-Shabab in the east to Boko Haram in the west.

At the opening, Nigeria’s defense chief Abayomi Olonisakin urged Africa’s army chiefs to develop and adopt a united approach to confront various emerging security threats on the continent.

Olonisakin noted that a…

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