“At the request of the Nigerian government, the United States will discontinue its training of a Nigerian Army battalion,” the embassy said in the statement, World Bulletin reported.
The statement said that Nigeria has given no particular reason for discontinuing the program.
The US embassy regretted the cancellation of the military training, saying it would have been a boost in the battle against insurgency.
“Based on mutual assessment of the Nigerian Army and US trainers, a third iteration of training was agreed upon with the intent of developing the battalion into a unit with advanced infantry skills,” the statement said.
American officials have repeatedly angered Nigeria in their criticism of its human rights record.
Two weeks ago, the Nigerian envoy to Washington criticized the US for frustrating the country’s counterterrorism campaign by refusing to sell required arms to Nigeria.