The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin visited the Army Headquarters, Abuja on Friday.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya,
says the Nigerian Army (NA) will further explore the cordial bilateral
relations between the NA and Russian government for the acquisition of
military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.
According to a statement on Thursday, the COAS disclosed this when
the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alexey Shebarshin
paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.
The army chief also solicited the support of the Russian government in
the provision of sophisticated equipment to shore up NA’s combat
efficiency in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and other sundry
crimes orchestrating insecurity in some parts of the country.
The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria lauded the contributions of the
Nigerian Army in the stability of the continent and described Nigeria as
critical on the African continent in terms of military capability, trade and
He indicated interest in supporting the Nigerian Army through the
provision of equipment and technical assistance.