The US government is supplying 24 mine-resistant, armor-protected vehicles to Nigeria to fight against Boko Haram militants.
The US consulate in Lagos said that the vehicles worth $11 million were handed over to Nigerian military officials Thursday.
"The 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," the US consulate said.
In December, the US supplied Cameroon with combat vehicles, power generators and other "tactical war equipment" to fight the Boko Haram militants.
Nigeria has set aside $25 million to acquire three JF-17 Thunder multirole fighters in 2016 from Pakistan, local media reported. Apart from the fighters, the Nigerian government also plans to acquire 10 PAC Super Mushshak basic trainers and two Mi-35M helicopters, Nigerian newspaper Punch reported quoting information obtained from a leaked copy of the government procurement plans in the 2016 budget, Wednesday
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and other officials, after they were involved in arms purchase scandal. The officially were charged in $5
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the formation of a 13-man committee to probe the procurement of weapons by the military in the last eight years. President Buhari has asked the national security advisor to form the investigative committee, an official statement from the presidents office said
The last cache of 48,401 rounds of small arms and medium calibre ammunition surrendered by former Niger Delta militants was destructed as part of the disarmament phase of the Nigerian amnesty program. The disarmament program was conducted by the Presidential Amnesty Office along with the Nigerian Army and National Security Advisor,
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