On Wednesday Nigeria and Russia sealed a contract for the supply of 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters. The deal was signed in Sochi at the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum.
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Kalla Ankourao said the aircraft will be used to fight the Boko Haram terrorist organization.
While speaking at the event Kalla Ankourao further stated that more than a hundred Nigerian military that are currently completing their studies at Russian military academies will probably prefer to work with Russian equipment when they return home for duty.
The Russia-Africa summit, which kicked off on Wednesday, has attracted over 3,000 representatives of African businesses. The two-day event is co-hosted by Russia and Egypt.