The 3rd Special Forces of the United States Army has arrived Nigeria on Tuesday evening.
A statement released on Wednesday evening, by the US Mission in Nigeria said the US Army Special Force would join the Nigerian Navy for a Special Boat Service for two months.
The Special Force would train the Nigerian Navy to counter insecurity on land and sea. The initiative is to promote security in the country.
Part of the statement read: “U.S. Army Green Berets @3rdSFGroup join @NigNavyToday Special Boat Service for two months of training to counter insecurity and extremists on land and at sea. The U.S.-Nigerian partnership continues to promote regional and domestic security. @USSOCAF # partnerships # NigerianNavy ”
The arrival of the Special Forces comes in response to a request made by President Muhammad Buhari for the relocation of the headquarters of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Germany to Nigeria or any other African country. The US Defence Department had earlier said that the AFRICOM headquarters can not be relocated to Nigeria but they will keep providing adequate support to end insecurity in the country.