Turkey To Partner Nigeria In Tackling Insecurity, Says Presidency

Written by on December 20, 2021

Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu has said that Turkey will partner with Nigeria to tackle insecurity in the country.

Mr Shehu who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said this while giving some insight into the gains from President Muhammadu Buhari’s just-concluded trip from Istanbul.

He added that Turkey is an experienced nation as regards tackling insecurity and they are ready to donate equipment for Nigeria.

“Turkey with their experience in weapons manufacturing and technology and all of that, they’ve handled matters that we are dealing with for a long time so there’s a lot we can learn from them and from the engagements, it is clear that we have got that partner that we needed that would help Nigeria.

“They are donating equipment, we are buying some and we hope that as soon as we go into the new year, some activities will start,” he said.

He also explained that discussions around securing Nigeria were priotised during President Buhari’s trip to Turkey.

“At the center of all of the President’s engagements in Turkey is the issue of securing Nigerians and making Nigeria safe,” he said.

President Buhari returned from Istanbul on Sunday evening after a three-day summit.

His return coincided with reports of the gruesome killing of at least 38 persons in various communities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

While the President has condemned the killing and assured people of the state of intensified security in the area, his aide has also assured Nigerians of improved security following its new partnership with Turkey.

The area of trade and investment is not excluded, as the President’s aide also said a number of investors are coming into the country soon.

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