We’re Not In Talks For Any Foreign Military Base In Nigeria — FG

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The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has said that the Federal Government was not considering the establishment of any foreign military base to counter insurgence and other crimes in the Country.

Disclosing this on Monday in Abuja, Idris noted that the Federal Government was aware of the false alarm being raised in some quarters about discussions with some foreign countries on the siting of foreign military bases in Nigeria.

He urged the public to “totally disregard this falsehood”.

“The Federal Government is aware of false alarms being raised in some quarters alleging discussions between the Federal Government of Nigeria and some foreign countries on the siting of foreign military bases in the country.

“We urge the general public to totally disregard this falsehood.

“The Federal Government is not in any such discussion with any foreign country.

“We have neither received nor are we considering any proposals from any country on the establishment of any foreign military bases in Nigeria.

“The Nigerian government already enjoys foreign cooperation in tackling ongoing security challenges.

“And the President remains committed to deepening these partnerships, with the goal of achieving the national security objectives of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”

There have been reactions trailing a purported relocation of United States and French military bases to Nigeria.