Ukraine To Assist Nigeria In Boko Haram War

Ukraine To Assist Nigeria In Boko Haram War

One more country confirms supply of weapons to Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

Joseph Dempsey, the research analyst of defence and military analysis programme, contributor to 'The Military Balance' has said that Ukraine will assist Nigeria.

Ukraine To Assist Nigeria In Boko Haram War

He shared the information on his twitter handle this afternoon:

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Ukraine To Assist Nigeria In Boko Haram War

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Ukraine To Assist Nigeria In Boko Haram War

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Ukraine To Assist Nigeria In Boko Haram War

It should be noted that in the past weeks, Boko Haram insurgents have attacked villagers and bombed churches and mosques across Nigeria’s North, challenging the new President Muhammadu Buhari’s promises to stop the six-year terrorism.

The insurgents have carried out frequent bombings since it was weakened by a regional military offensive to recapture most of the territory it had controlled.

The group is still holding many women, girls and children captive, including 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped from a school in Chibok in April last year.

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