France Denies Plans For Military Base In Nigeria

France Denies Plans For Military Base In Nigeria

French government has said there were no discussions between France and Nigeria to establish military bases in the country.

In an interview with newsmen in Abuja yesterday, the head of communication at the French Embassy in Nigeria, Onyinye Madu, said there were no such plans or discussions to establish any military base in the country.

Some eminent northern leaders and civil society organisations (CSOs) have cautioned President Bola Tinubu against allowing the United States and France to relocate their military bases to Nigeria.

Madu said, “The French Embassy in Nigeria would like to point out that contrary to the claims made in the open letter quoted in the article, no discussions have taken place or are planned between France and Nigeria regarding the establishment of military bases.”

Also, the federal government on Monday, clarified that there were no discussions with foreign countries regarding the establishment of foreign military bases in Nigeria.

The minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, made the clarification in a statement he signed on Monday.


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