Siting French, US Military Bases In Nigeria Won’t Help Terror War – Prof Ibrahim

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Some eminent northern leaders have kicked against the establishment of French and American military bases in Nigeria following their forced exit from neighbouring Francophone West African neighbours Niger Republic, Mali and Burkina Faso.

One of the leaders, Prof Jibrin Ibrahim, warned that Nigeria would be “setting itself up for battle” with Russia, which now has a military presence in the Niger Republic following the expulsion of French and American forces by the junta in the country.

Prof Ibrahim, a scholar and senior fellow at the Centre for Democracy and Development, argued that the presence of French and American military bases in Nigeria won’t help the fight against terrorism in any way as claimed by some proponents of the move.

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