Washington said it is ready to develop military cooperation with Nigeria as the country’s new President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior State Department official, in turn, said that sending advisers could be part of this cooperation.
“Something we can do quickly is to send advisers. It could be related to intelligence; it could be something very simple, related to things like logistics,” the official was quoted by the New York Times as saying.
The White House’s military cooperation with Nigeria almost came to a standstill during the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan, who blamed Washington for meddling in Nigeria’s domestic affairs; the US, for its part, berated Nigeria for its alleged human rights violations and corruption in the country’s army.