In fulfilment of part of its pledge to assist Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, the United States (US) will on Thursday, today, donate 24 Mine-Resistant Amor-Protected, MRAP, vehicles to the Nigerian Army.
The vehicles, designed specifically to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes, will go a long way in helping to win the war against insurgency as Nigerian troops have had to endure IED attacks and ambushes from Boko Haram.
The vehicles, which are valued at $11m, would be handed over to the military authorities at the Nigerian Army 9th Brigade Parade Ground, Ikeja Army Cantonment in Lagos.
A statement yesterday, by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General Lagos, said: “The US is pleased to donate 24 Mine-Resistant, Armor-Protected (MRAP) vehicles valued at $11m to Nigeria’s military authorities.
“The equipment donation represents part of the continuing US commitment to Nigeria and its neighbours to counter Boko Haram’s senseless acts of terror and promote regional security”.