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[Photos] U.S Army Donates Armoured Vehicles To Nigerian Army

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he United States government Thursday‎ officially handed over 24 mine-resistant armour-protected vehicles to the Nigerian army.
At a brief ceremony in Lagos, the US government said the donation was part of its commitment to assist Nigeria in its war against insurgency.
‎”For many years the Nigerian armed forces has been a strong partner of the United States,” said Patrick Doyle, a Colonel and the US Defence Attaché to Nigeria.

img_20160107_154529_187-resized-800 img_20160107_154646_420-resized-8001 img_20160107_154721_610-resized-800 img_20160107_154741_530-resized-800 PIC.10.-U.S-DONATES-24-ARMORED-PERSONNEL-CARRIERS-TO-NIGERIA-IN-LAGOS The armoured vehicles, which arrived the country on New Year day, were part of the US government’s Excess Defence Articles Programme, a programme designed to transfer excess US military equipment to partner nations.‎
Eight more of the vehicles are expected to arrive the country soon.

The 24 armoured vehicles are worth $11 million (brand new ones), according to Mr. Doyle, and the other expected eight are valued at $7.5 million.
‎”The repairs of the vehicles is up to the Nigerian government to do that,” he said.

Source: Premium Times

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