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Nigerian Army orders 28 Ezugwu armoured vehicles

13 November 2019

The Nigerian Army has ordered 28 Ezugwu armoured vehicles from the Nigerian military's Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), it was announced on 12 November.

The Nigerian Army has ordered 28 Ezugwu MRAPs. (Nigerian Army)The Nigerian Army has ordered 28 Ezugwu MRAPs. (Nigerian Army)

The Nigerian Army described the Ezugwu as a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) and said it would be used for counter-terrorism/insurgency and other types of operations.

The agreement was signed by a representative for Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and DICON Director General Major General Victor Ezugwu at the army's headquarters in Abuja.

"We are gathered here today to actualise one of the lofty dreams of the army in reducing the challenges of having to rely on everything from outside Nigeria in terms of lethal equipment," Lt Gen Buratai said in a statement read on his behalf.

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