Trump Invites Buhari To U.S, Offers Deal On Anti-Terrorism Weapons

Trump Invites Buhari To U.S, Offers Deal On Anti-Terrorism Weapons

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday afternoon had a telephone discussion with Donald Trump of the United States from the United Kingdom where he is spending a medical leave.

A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said President Trump expressed willingness to enter into a new deal that would give Nigeria access to military weapons in its fight against insurgency in the nation’s North East region.

He also invited his Nigerian counterpart to Washington at a mutually convenient date, assured Buhari of his administration’s “readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.”

During the telephone discussion at the instance of President Trump, Adesina said both leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment, the US President acknowledging Buhari’s good work, especially efforts made to rescue the 24 Chibok Girls and the military strides in the war against terrorism.