Nigeria Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya has called on the Russian government to support Nigeria with “sophisticated equipment” to improve security in the country.
The army chief also spoke on the need to support collaboration between Russia and Nigeria.
Yahaya made the demands when he hosted the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin in Abuja.
Gen Faruk Yahaya also has stated that the Nigerian Army will further explore the cordial bilateral relations between the Nigerian army and Russian government for acquisition of military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.
Reminiscing the long existing relationship between the Nigerian army and Russia, the Army Chief expressed the need to rekindle the relationship for their mutual benefit.
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 investment.