In Nigeria, there is no question of importing the battle tanks of Western countries. Instead, locally built armored vehicles will be deployed on the ground to provide security and combat terrorist groups including Boko Haram.
The ceremony of their unveiling took place Tuesday under the auspices of the head of state, Muhammadu Buhari at the annual conference of the army. Called Ezugwu MRAP, these armored vehicles were built by engineers from the Nigerian Ministry of Defense.
If the technical characteristics have not been revealed, Muhammadu Buhari is already satisfied with the work done by his defense forces. « I am pleased that the production of the vehicles I will unveil today. They testify to our efforts in securing our country, « said the Nigerian president.
Left to help the government to minimize its spending on weapons and thereby increase its operational capabilities in the security of the country and the fight against terrorist groups including Boko Haram, which has already killed 13,000 people since 2009.