ABUJA: Nigeria and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to strengthen military cooperation, especially in training and intelligence, radio communication, and logistics support among other areas.
The two sides reached the agreement during a meeting in Abuja between Pakistani high commissioner in Nigeria Waqar Ahmad Kingravi and Nigerian army chief Tukur Buratai.
Kingravi noted that Pakistan and Nigeria face similar security challenges, saying efforts made by the two countries in strengthening military cooperation would go a long way in helping to tackle these challenges.
According to the envoy, the Pakistani army has expressed its readiness to train a battalion of special forces of the Nigerian Army.
On his own part, Buratai described the strengthening of military collaboration between the two countries as a welcome development, particularly as the Nigerian military wants such collaboration that would enhance its counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency capacity.