SA fought Boko Haram

28 September 2017 - 07:55 By Aron Hyman
Abubakar Shekau (C), the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by two armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place. File photo.
Abubakar Shekau (C), the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by two armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place. File photo.
Image: HO / BOKO HARAM / AFP

Nigeria's ambassador to South Africa, Danjuma Sheni, said Nigeria was happy to have received South African support in the fight against Boko Haram.

The revelation that South Africa had helped Nigeria with military hardware was made at a media briefing of the third session of the South Africa-Nigeria Defence Committee meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Delegates from the two countries' armed forces and commercial military stakeholders met to discuss military co-operation.

It was agreed that South Africa would help Nigeria to set up its own military industrial complex.

Secretary for Defence Sam Gulube, who led the South African delegation, said both countries struggled with their defence budgets and procurement programmes.

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