In a means to enhance the tactics of Nigerian Navy against insurgency, not more than 25 officers of the Special Boat Service have completed a five-week Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) alongside a team of United States Army Special Forces.
The five-week joint training which was made possible through the effort of the U.S. Consulate in Lagos aim that the two countries will strengthen defense ties.
The completion of the training was disclosed today, July 9, 2021 in a statement on issued by the US consultte which noted that the two forces trained together on a broad range of land-based skills and tactics, such as countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
“The exercise is part of a series of U.S. engagements with the Nigerian military that provide opportunities for Nigerian military and U.S. elite units to work together, learn from each other, and strengthen relationships,” the statement read.
Acting U.S. Consulate Political and Economic Chief, Merrica Heaton, said at a closing ceremony in Lagos that the partnership will help to enforce rule of law, combat maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea, and counter Boko Haram fighters.