US To Donate 24 Mine-Resistant Vehicles Worth $11m To Nigerian Army

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In a bid to fulfill its promise of helping Nigeria fight the
Boko Haram insurgency, the United States will today, donate 24 mine-resistant
and armor-protected vehicles to the Nigerian Army, Vanguard reports.
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.”

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