U.s Donates 24 Mine-resistant Vehicles To Help Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, January 07, (THEWILL) – As a way of helping Nigeria better combat the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the Northeast region, the United States, U.S, government has handed over 24 Mine-Resistant, Armor-Protected, MRAPs, vehicles valued at $11 million to the nation’s armed forces.

A statement issued by the U.S Consulate in Lagos noted that the 24 MRAPs were donated on Thursday to assist Nigeria with both technical and military hardware that would help it to combat the rising challenges of regional extremism.

The country's Department of State official, Temitayo Famutimi said: “The equipment donation represents part of the continuing U.S. commitment to Nigeria and its neighbors to counter Boko Haram’s senseless acts of terror and promote regional security.”