British army engineers from 101 Engineer Regiment are training Nigerian troops 10212162

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British army engineers from 101 Engineer Regiment are training Nigerian troops.
British army engineers from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)) are training Nigerian troops to beat terrorist bombs during a short deployment.
     
British army engineers from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)) are training Nigerian troops to beat terrorist bombs during a short deployment. British soldiers from the 101 Engineer Regiment (Source Facebook)
     
The Sappers are sharing their expertise in search and EOD with Nigerian forces, who will use these skills in their efforts to counter Boko Haram. The Royal Engineers deployed to provide a three-week intensive course to teach the skills used by British troops to find and defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

This deployment is the latest in an ongoing British Army commitment to defence engagement in Nigeria. 101 Engineer Regiment will work alongside the British Military Advisory and Training Team, which has provided world-class training to 6,000 Nigerian soldiers and helped develop the armed forces as a whole.

The small group of experts from 101 Engineer Regiment will teach techniques that have been tried and tested in the Regiment’s deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan to defeat IEDs.

The 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) – the Black Cats - formed in 1860 in Knightsbridge. The unit has been at the vanguard of the ‘integrated’ (including both regular and reserve squadrons) Army since 2010.

The Regiment has a strong operational pedigree, having provided Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal teams to neutralize the threat of German bombs during World War II, whilst more recently the Regiment has routinely supported operations in Afghanistan, dealing with the pernicious improvised explosive device (IED).
 

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