Defence & Security News - Nigeria
|Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:37 AM|
|United States Government transfers military equipment and vehicles to the Nigerian Army.|
On Monday, June 23, 2014 in the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment, Brigade of Guards headquarters, Abuja, the United States Government transferred to the Nigerian Army non-armed Toyota Land Cruiser, communication and force protection equipment in support of the Nigerian Army’s battle against terrorism. These military equipment will enhance the operational capabilities of the Nigerian Army.
Brig Gen James B. Linder, inspecting the equipment received by Maj Gen Ibrahim Sani, on behalf of the Nig Army. Photo by DAPR.
A statement by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria said the equipment transferred included non-armed Toyota Land Cruiser , communication, and force protection equipment. Major General Ibrahim Sani, Chief of (Nigerian) Army Transformation and Innovation, received the equipment from the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command in Africa, General James Linder on behalf of the Nigerian Army.
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