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Nigeria sends air force
team, commander to Mali

Vanguard[Nigeria], by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/12/2013 12:12:56 PM

The federal Government has sent an air force technical team and the commander of a planned African-led force to Mali to assist the country’s military as it battles Islamists, a presidency spokesman said Saturday. The confirmation of Nigerian military personnel on the ground comes after French air power helped Mali mount an offensive against the Islamists who control the country’s north and who have been seeking to push further south. However, it was not yet clear when a planned 3,000-strong African-led force could be sent despite 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS giving its go-ahead on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/12/2013 12:35:31 PM     (No. 9112715)

Hmmmm.

Nigeria bailing out Mali. NIGERIA - - bailing out MALI.

Ummm - - but - - who´s going to bail out Nigeria?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/12/2013 12:53:39 PM     (No. 9112767)

#1...Nigeria produce about 2.3million barrels of oil per day in 2012 on its was to 4million by 2020, supplying 1 out of every 6 barrels we import. The government faces many challeges but a bailout is not one of them. Inspite of half of its 160 to 200million population being Muslim, and threats from the Al Queda like Boko Haram extremists at home, Nigeria has continued its tradition of sending peacekeeping troops to hotspots throughout the Continent and around the world. Nigerian peacekeepers operating under the UN were even killed in the Earthquake in Haiti. Mali, CAR, Niger and other countries targeted for infiltration by Al Queda in Africa are in Nigeria´s back yard. They have no choice but to get after it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/12/2013 3:22:45 PM     (No. 9113013)

Does this mean that the nigerian general who is emailing me about the millions of dollars in that bank account, will be distracted from the deal he is offering me?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/12/2013 3:49:28 PM     (No. 9113054)

Woo, woo-- the Nigerian air force! Those Maliite rebels better make a run for it.

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