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Nigerian, South African armies collaborate on regional security

The Nigerian and South African Armies on Monday pledged to rededicate efforts toward future collaboration to enhance capacities in eradicating contemporary security challenges.

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and his South African counter-part, Lt. General Lindile Yam made this known during a joint press conference at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

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Yam who spoke first noted that the armies existed to ensure security in their respective countries and bolster economic activities.

He explained their resolve to strengthen issues of joint training and sharing intelligence platforms at both operational and tactical levels as part of the Nigerian/South African defence collaboration.

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In his address, the Nigerian Army Chief said already Nigeria has benefited from the joint military exercise with the South African army.

He noted that some Nigeria Special forces personnel have been trained in South Africa, and that currently there is exchange of staff at both Nigerian and South African military institutions.

He said Nigeria looks forward to a robust collaboration in the area of defence industry expansion.