19 October 2012

Nigeria, Niger Signs Military Pact

Nigeria and Niger Republic have signed agreement to collaborate on security to provide military support to each other when the need arises.

President Goodluck Jonathan and President Yousufu Mamadu of Niger signed the agreement yesterday in Niamey, the Nigerien capital.

The two leaders indicated interest to work towards improving security along their common borders.

Speaking to BBC Hausa service, Niger Minister of Foreign Affairs Babu Mamman said "In fact, the new agreement we signed with Nigeria is to do with the security issues. We signed agreement to assist each other with security."

Nigeria's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nuruddeen Muhammad confirmed to BBC that the two countries deliberated on security, agriculture, environment, sports, culture, economy and trades.

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