Commanding General USARAF Visits COAS, Seeks Further Collaboration in Procurement, Logistics, Training Support
L-R Major General Roger Cloutier & Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai
The newly appointed Commanding General United State Army Africa (USARAF), Major General Roger Cloutier has commended the Nigerian Army’s efforts in curbing contemporary security challenges especially the Boko Haram terrorism.
He gave the commendation when he paid a visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai at the COAS Conference Room, Army Headquarters Abuja.
Roger said his visit was formally to inform the COAS of his appointment and to seek for further collaboration with the Nigerian Army in the areas of training support, procurement and logistics.
“I am committed to a deep longtime relationship with the Nigerian Army”.
In his response, the COAS thanked the US Army Africa Command for the assistance to the Nigerian Army.
According to him, “We must continue to collaborate to make sure we synergise and work closely on counter terrorism/insurgency training. We have created NA Special Forces Command with Headquarters in Nasarawa State and Special Forces School at Buni Yadi, Yobe State which will certainly require a lot of support from our partners”.
He also assured the Commanding General of the desire of the NA to strengthen the existing agreement with the US Africa Command particularly in the areas of training, logistics and other defence related matters such as counter terrorism and counter insurgency training.
General Buratai congratulated Roger on his well-deserved appointment and assured him of the Army’s continuous support and collaboration towards achieving mutually beneficial relationship.