US To Supply 24 Mine-Resistant Vehicles To Nigeria To Fight Boko Haram

  • Our Bureau
  • 12:23 PM, January 8, 2016
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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.

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