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Navy Receives 20 APCs To Increase Battle In opposition to Insurgency


The Federal Authorities has introduced 20 improved variations of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to the navy for troops safety throughout counter insurgency operations.

The Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dr Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, who represented the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, handed over the paperwork and keys of the 20 APCs to the Chief of Defence Workers (CDS), Common Christopher Gwabin Musa, on Wednesday.

An announcement by the Director of Defence Data (DDI), Brigadier Common Tukur Gusau, mentioned the APCs are an improved model with enhanced weapons and communication techniques that may find adversaries from distance and interact them successfully.

The Armoured Personnel Carriers additionally enable for seamless navy operations.

In his remarks through the handing-over of the APCs, the Everlasting Secretary mentioned he was proud of the present synergy present mong the Providers, whereas describing the consideration for contracting native producers for the manufacturing of the APCs as a welcome improvement.

He added that it will save the nation some huge cash, create employment for Nigerians and scale back over-reliance on international foreign money.

Responding, the CDS thanked the Minister of Defence for the noble act.

He pledged to place the carriers to optimum and considered use, including that the machines will certainly increase the continued operations to rid the nation of insecurity.

LEADERSHIP experiences that the APCs have been produced and provided by an indigenous firm primarily based in Nigeria.

The chairman of the corporate, Engineer Kola Balogun, mentioned the corporate may even practice operators and supply after buy providers like maitainance, spare components, and repairs.

Based on him, the corporate will quickly begin exporting the machines to earn international foreign money for the nation.

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