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FG N1.1billion donation to Niger: We sent Donkeys and other we@pons to help Nigeria defeat Biafra agitators — Niger Republic
Alkassoum Indatou, defence minister of the Nigér Republic, has revealed how the Nigerien troops, on several occasions, came to Nigeria’s aid to fend off armed rebellion and insurgency.
Mr Indatou specifically described his nation’s alliance with Nigeria as mutually beneficial and long-standing, dating back to the 1967 civil w@r when they supplied Nigerian soldiers with donkeys and other equipment to fight Biafra secessionists.
Mr Indatou disclosed to quench the recent public outcry over the disbursement of N1.1 billion by President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to purchase 10 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles for top government officials in the Niger Republic, which drew the ire of Nigerians. They accused Mr Buhari of squandering the nation’s scarce resources on neighbouring nations.

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