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Nigeria Denies Plans to Host Foreign Military Bases on Its Soil

© Photo X / @HMMohammedIdrisNigeria's Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris
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On May 6, the People's Renaissance Party (PRP) issued a statement warning against the relocation of US and French military bases in Nigeria.
Nigeria denied plans to host foreign military bases on its soil, according to the Nigeria's Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris' statement on social networks.
Rumors about the installation of foreign bases are "falsehood," he said.
"The Federal Government is not in any such discussion with any foreign country. We have neither received nor are we considering any proposals from any country on the establishment of any foreign military bases in Nigeria," he stressed.
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"The Nigerian government already enjoys foreign cooperation in tackling ongoing security challenges," the minister added.
The statement is made against the backdrop of US-Niger discussions on the withdrawal of the US troops from the Nigerien soil and the relocation of 60 of American soldiers from Chad's territory to Germany on May 1.