As part of efforts towards fighting the current security challenge in Nigeria, the United States has donated $11 million mine-resistant and armor-protected vehicles to the Nigerian army.
MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles donated by the U.S government
This was contained in a statement issued by the public affairs section of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, on Wednesday, January 6.
The vehicles valued at $11 million would be handed over to the military authorities at the Nigerian army 9th brigade parade ground, Ikeja army cantonment in Lagos, Vanguard reports.
Representative of Minister of Defence MAJ.-GEN Barry Ndiomu inspecting U.S 24 Armored Personnel Carrier donated to Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.
The statement read: “The US is pleased to donate 24 mine-resistant, armor-protected (MRAP) vehicles valued at $11 million 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.”
Meanwhile, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, had earlier noted the country’s commitment to assist Nigeria in its fight against the Boko Haram sect.