The ‘US’ Marines have arrived Nigeria to help our security services tackle increasing threats of insurgents.
“They are not going to be directly involved in the World Economic Forum event,” a senior American security source disclosed.
“Their brief is to train the Nigerian security services. It should be expected that Nigerian agents will handle the security of the summit.”
The marines are highly specialised soldiers who have been deployed in areas affected by serious conflict and terrorism, such as Afghanistan and Iraq.
They are described in Wikipedia as “an amphibious, expeditionary, air-ground combined arms task force, capable of forcible entry from the air, land, and sea. It is capable of asymmetric warfare with conventional, irregular, and hybrid forces.
While the Marine Corps does not employ any unique combat arms, as a force it can rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days.”
Nigeria is playing host to the 7th World Economic Forum Africa in Abuja today amid heightened security challenges. The summit is expected to be attended by over 10 heads of state and government as well as over 900 delegates from 70 countries.
Source: Nigerian Gazette