With the arrival in the theater of the MTT (Mobile Training Team) instructors of the Special Forces and the Italian Army, the courses of the Bilateral Support Mission to Niger (MISIN) will resume in favor of the Niger Defense and Security Forces.
These courses, which are part of the development of the Capacity Building for training, training, consultancy, assistance, support and mentoring activities in favor of the security forces and governmental institutions of Nigeria, were suspended last March following the pandemic emergency, and have resumed in compliance with anti-contagion measures, with lectures in ventilated rooms or outdoors and use of the required PPE (masks and disposable gloves).
Specifically, the Italian Special Forces have started a course in operational intervention techniques for about thirty operators, while the Army component will soon begin a course for infantry instructor, one for basic infantry and a C-IED awareness course. for about seventy operators, and at the end of the month the Carabinieri will begin training for some members of the gendarmerie (GN) and the Nigerian national guard (GNN).
The Bilateral Support Mission in Niger is part of the provisions of the Defense policy act regarding the strategy for strengthening the presence in the Sahel in a multidimensional perspective, aimed at stabilizing the countries of the region through the strengthening of their territorial defense, security and control capabilities, both bilaterally and within multilateral instruments, with the aim of helping local defense and security forces to bridge existing capacitive gaps in order to make them effective in maintaining an acceptable security condition , and able to combat illegal activities related to migratory phenomena and those of crime.