Maradi, Niger (April 3, 2007) - Nigerian soldiers from the 322nd Parachute Regiment line up in formation before participating in target practice facilitated by U.S. Army soldiers during Operation Flintlock 2007. The primary focus of Operation Flintlock is to provide an interactive exchange of military, linguistic and intercultural skills for both nations. U.S. Special Operations Forces depend on the ability to interface with foreign military forces in which this training is meant to enhance. The training will also help Niger to respond to threats within and across their borders to maintain security and stability. This event is part of an ongoing and long standing military-to-military relationship that the U.S. enjoys with Niger, and part of the U.S. State Department's Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Larson. (RELEASED)
37 Military Personnel Escape Death in Kano
No fewer than 37 military personnel escaped death at Gaya 65km south of Kano Friday morning when their convoy crashed into a ditch.
Eyewitness, Sule Adamu told our source that the incident occured along Gaya–Jahun federal highway at about 7.30 am when the convoy tried to make a u-turn when they realised they had missed their way.
Adamu said that “at the moment most of them are in critical conditions at Gaya General hospital, and there are visible cases of fractures among the wounded personnel”.
The eyewitness stated that from all indications, they were travelling to Maiduguri when they missed their road at Gaya- Dutse federal highway.
Confirming the incident, Captain Eze of 3rd Motorised Brigade, Kano, while confirming the incident said “I would furnish you with details, as soon as it is available.”
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