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Foreigners are technical advisers, not mercenaries – Military

Kenny Awotorebo

Senior military commanders have described stories in major international media and culled by local newspapers reporting that Nigeria is deploying hundreds of mercenaries against Boko Haram terrorists as a joke taken too far.

An online medium, PRNigeria, which has links with the military quoted unnamed officers as insisting that the foreigners were technical advisers providing trainings and instructions on the use of new armaments recently procured by the Nigerian military in the war on terror.

Some top commanders who spoke with PRNigeria without wanting their identities disclosed insisted that it was part of propaganda to paint Nigerian military as incompetent to deal with the insurgency by desperately ascribing recent spate of successes to ‘others’ rather than the gallant troops’ efforts.