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February 25, 2018 11:34 am

Report: Nigerian Air Force Special Forces Soldiers Receive Counter-Terrorism Training From Israeli Military Team

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A US special forces soldier trains a Nigerian soldier during Flintlock 2016, an American-led international training exercise with African militaries in Thies, Senegal, Feb. 11, 2016. Reuters / Sylvain Cherkaoui.

A group of 150 Nigerian Air Force special forces soldiers have received counter-terrorism training from a team of Israeli military officers, a Lagos-based TV station reported on Sunday.

According to Channels TV, the troops will likely be deployed to northeastern Nigeria, where the government is battling Boko Haram jihadist insurgents.

This past Tuesday, an Israeli man was freed unharmed after being kidnapped for ransom near the Nigerian capital of Abuja several days earlier.

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