On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, four Mine resistant anti-ambush protected vehicles have been operationalised and inducted in the North East theatre of operation by the Nigerian Army.
The anti-bomb vehicles were inducted by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai represented by Maj. Gen Enobong Udoh, the Chief of Training and Operations.
The vehicles were acquired for the army officers deployed to fight the BokoHaram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists. They were produced by the Nigerian Army in partnership with Proforce Nigeria Limited – an indigenous Armour Vehicle Manufacturing Company located in Ode-Remo, Ogun State.
Speaking with newsmen, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa has 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.”