The Nigeria army has taken delivery of some military vehicles from Innoson Motors for its operations. This was made known by the Public Relations Director of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, via his Facebook account (SK Usman).
The army director informed the public that the army has made good its promise and has started taking delivery of some of the vehicles it has ordered from Innoson Motor Company. He further stated that the vehicles configured fit deployment into Operation LAFIYA DOLE theatre of operations.
Earlier this month, the director of the PR of the Nigerian Army announced the Nigerian Army Partnership with the Nigeria’s only indigenous car manufacturer, Innoson Motors Manufacturing Company for modification of some of its equipment, local production of armoured fighting vehicles and other military hardware.
The specific areas of partnership between the Nigerian Army and the company include immediate supply of 100 vehicles, supply of appropriate gears, engines and chassis required for immediate modifications and repairs of armoured fighting vehicles in the North East Theatre of Operations.
Identifying requirements for production of armoured fighting vehicle in Nigerian Army Central Workshop in Kaduna and enhancing capacity of Nigerian Army personnel to actively participate on the successful implementation of these joint ventures.
This partnership is built on the confirmation of the Innoson’s manufactured vehicles by the Nigerian Army. Early last year, Innoson Motors had supplied 3 vehicles which were found to be durable and performed very well as they were employed in combat and proved to be useful, comfortable and convenient in military operations. As a result, the Nigerian Army have acquired over 70 more variants of the Innoson vehicles which were deployed in the North East for Operation LAFIYA DOLE, said the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai in a post by SK Usman.