The partnership between the United States and Nigeria to strengthen defence ties and promote regional security has remained undaunted.
This is as no fewer than twenty-five officers of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service, on Thursday, completed a five-week Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) alongside a team of United States Army Special Forces, Naija News reports.
The American military trainers and the Nigerian Navy special operations forces trained together on a broad range of land-based skills and tactics, such as countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The U.S forces engaged with the Nigerian military in the exercise which provides opportunities for the elite units to work learn from each other, and strengthen relationships.
In her remark at the closing ceremony in Lagos, Acting U.S. Consulate Political and Economic Chief Merrica Heaton noted that America works closely with the Nigerian military to provide technical assistance, equipment, and professional exchange and training.
Heaton said: “The United States Mission to Nigeria is a steadfast partner – helping combat maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea, counter violent extremists in the Northeast, and enforce the rule of law throughout the region”.