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The Hon. Minister of Defence, Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (Rtd), (3rd left); Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Hadiza Bala Usman (left); Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi G. Olonisakin; GOC 81 Division, Major General EB Oyefolu (2nd right); FOC Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral IO Mohammed at the unveiling of 25 new armoured vehicles showcased behind them at Tin Can Island Ports Complex today.

Security: Defence Ministry receives 25 Armoured vehicles from NPA to smoke Boko Haram insurgents out of hideouts

 

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Ports Authority, led by a Socio Economic Reformer and Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, has donated 25 ‘Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Armoured vehicles’ to the Ministry of Defence to smoke-out remnants of Boko-Haram insurgents from their hideouts in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.

In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru, on behalf of the General Manager, Public Affairs of the Authority, the Armoured vehicles, which were manufactured in 2016 in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), was received by the Minister of Defence, Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (Rtd.) from NPA MD on Friday at Tin Can Island Port, in Lagos.

The Minister commended the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority for their continuous support and seamless synergy with the Federal Government, especially with the quick clearance of the vehicles, added that though, the insurgence have largely been defeated, but the 4×4 military hardware would further help to push them out of their various hideouts.

(Security): is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and/or valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, item, nation, or organization.

(Note): Hadiza’s contribution to suppressing Boko Haram activities/ rescuing the abducted Chibok girls was internationally acclaimed, being one of the leading crusaders of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigning, a voice/ Group that helped meaningfully in pressurizing the government on the rescue of the abducted girls.

NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman, speaking during  one of the then BBOG campaigns

He said 60 more of the armoured vehicles would arrive the Tin-Can Island Ports, Apapa in a few months from Jordan in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Defence, Gen Dan-Ali (Rtd), accompanied by the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chief of Defence staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, has received the visiting Indian Navy Ship (INS) Tarkash (Vanguard of Victory) at the Tin-Can Island Port.

The Warship which was piloted by Capt. Rituraj Sahu is visiting Nigeria on a routine Military exercise.

Also, aboard the vessel among several Indian Naval Officers and Ratings is the Head of Mission, Capt. Guatam Marwaha who said the Warship would sail to Angola a country they hope to arrive by the 8th of June, 2017 at the completion of their mission in Nigeria.

There is no gainsaying the fact that NPA MD’s passion for ensuring the return of the remaining abducted Chibok girls and to deter such dastardly act from occurring in the nearest future could have necessitated her Agency’s contribution of ‘Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Armoured vehicles’  to the Defence Ministry, considering Hadiza Usman’s role in the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigning.

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