The Nigerian Army has inducted and operationalised four newly acquired Mine Resistant Anti-Ambush Protected vehicles in the North-East theatre of operation for troops fighting the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists.
The army said on Tuesday that the vehicles were produced by the military in partnership with Proforce Nigeria Limited, – an indigenous Armour Vehicle Manufacturing Company based in Ode-Remo in Ogun State.
The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, said the vehicles were inducted by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, who was represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Maj Gen Enobong Udoh.
Musa said, “The Chief of the Army Staff noted that the induction of the vehicles would boost the operational capability and protection of the troops to decisively prosecute the ongoing counter-insurgency operations.
“He reminded the troops that equipment alone without strong will and determination by men cannot win wars, he, therefore, charged them to remain resolute in the discharge of their duties and strengthen their commitment to end the war against terrorism soon.
“While appreciating the efforts of the Special Forces in the fight against terrorism, especially the recapture of Baga by the Special Forces, he assured them of Nigerian Army’s continued support to specialised training as well as improved welfare to enhance the effectiveness of the Special Forces.”