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Nigeria To Acquire 12 Attack Helicopters From Russia

Valentine Chinyem

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Nigeria and Russia have reached an agreement that would see it acquire 12 attack helicopters from the European country, Moscow-based news agency RIA reports.

The two countries reached the agreement on Wednesday at the ongoing Russia-Africa Summit taking place in Sochi, Russia

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, Stephen Ogbah, had earlier noted that the country intends to purchase Russian helicopters, planes, tanks and other military equipment.

He said a draft deal had been finalised and was waiting for a logical conclusion which arrived on Wednesday.

While full details of the purchase have not emerged, Ogbah said the agreement will open new possibilities in such areas as the supply of military equipment and training for specialists.