Insecurity: DHQ Receives 20 Armoured Personnel Carriers to boost counter insurgency, security operations

The minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has presented a total of 20, improved version of the Armoured Personnel Carriers to the armed forces to boost its counter insurgency and other security operations in the country.

The Armoured Personnel Carriers with improved weapons and communication systems that can locate adversaries from distance and engage them effectively, were presented to the Chief of Defence Staff General Christopher Gwabin Musa.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Dr Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, at a begged ceremony held to present the keys and documents to the CDS, the minister said the equipments would allow for seamless military operations.

Director Defence Information Brigadier General Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, in a statement, said that the Permanent Secretary during the handing over, said he is happy with the current synergy existing among the services, while describing the consideration for contracting local manufacturers for the production of the APC’s as a welcome development. He added that this will save the nation a lot of money, create employment for Nigerians and reduce over reliance on foreign currency.

The CDS in his response thanked the Minister of Defence for the presentation and promised to put the carriers to optimum and judicious use, just he noted that the machines will definitely boost the ongoing operations to rid the country of insecurity.

It could be recall that the APC’s were produced and supplied by an indigenous company based in Nigeria. The chairman of the company, Engineer Kola Balogun, said the company will also train operators and provide after purchase services like maitainance, spare parts, and repairs.

Source Sun Newspaper

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