The United States of America has pledged their support to assist Nigeria in battling her terrorism challenges. The US government gave Nigerian this great support by donating 24 armored vehicles which are mine-resistant.
According to to a statement from the office the Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General Lagos, “Its a pleasure for the US government to donate 24 mine-resistant, armor-protected vehicles which are worth $11 million to the Nigerian army to aid their struggle of victory over the deadly insurgence”.
While speaking at the presentation of the war machines to the Nigerian Military, the US government representative, Patrick Doyle revealed that the vehicles need to be furnished with some parts and relevant equipment from United States before they will be ready for use.
Nigeria actually received these facilities through a program organized by the US government called the ‘Excess Defense Article Program’.
The aim of the program is to transfer excess US military equipment to partner countries who are in need of such facility.