WATCH: Boko Haram In Trouble As Army Shows Weapons
Boko Haram activities will be met with counter-force, the Nigerian army appears to be saying.
In a show of force, the Army shared a video of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) that the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company refurbished for the onslaught against terrorists in the northeast of Nigeria.
A faction of Boko Haram that has affiliation with ISIS, the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), has launched attacks on military locations in the northeast, killing some soldiers and carting away arms.
Over 70,000 persons have been displaced between November and now.
Amidst the rising attacks, a video of military personnel pushing an AFV went viral some days ago, and now, the Army is showing some vehicles that have been deployed to the troubled areas to battle the members of ISWAP.
In a statement, the Nigerian Army said the vehicles would help them sustain the tempo of operations.
"In order to rid the North East of insurgency and sustain the tempo of operations in the region, the recently established Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company has refurbished some Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) to support Op Lafiya Dole.
"Some of the newly refurbished AFVs of both wheeled and tracked variants, are fully fitted with advanced communications equipment, gun mounds and sophisticated weapon systems.
"These AFVs would serve as force multipliers and overall game changers in the theatre of operations.The attached videos were taken during the test run of the AFVs," the statement read.
The show of force came days after the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, commissioned the newly established Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) and the take off of the production of the prototype of the light and heavy infantry vehicles at Rigachikun, Kaduna State.
These AFVs would serve as force multipliers and overall game changers in the theatre of operations.The attached videos were taken during the test run of the AFVs. pic.twitter.com/sH1EvMU4h6— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) January 27, 2019
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