In the fight against the insurgency group that has been terrorizing the country for a while now; the Nigerian Army has reportedly acquired high grade artillery vehicles and 17 main battle tanks to strengthen its force against Boko Haram.
According to further report, the Nigerian Army on the 12th of November 2019 purchased 28 units of locally manufactured Ezugwu armoured personnel carriers to combat against insurgency. This move according to the N.A is part of the local content policy from the Nigerian Federal Government. This move will help bolster local industry and limit reliance on military equipment made by foreign countries.
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Some years back, Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma OFR, who happens to be the Chairman of Innoson Group, presented the new IVM G12 model to Lt Gen Buratai, the Chief of Army staff, at the tactical Headquarters of Operations located in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Boko Haram Insurgency – How it all started
The insurgency group known as Boko Haram was founded in 2002 by Mohammed Yusuf. From 2009 till date, the terrorist group has been under the leadership of the infamous Abubakar Shekau. What many might not know is that the group didn’t start out as a terrorist group, as their actions at early stage were non-violent. The main aim of the movement was to purify Islamic religion in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Starting from March in 2015, the insurgency group formed alliance with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), hereby causing havoc within and beyond the country.