President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled Made-in-Nigeria Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for counter-terrorism and other operations across the nation. The vehicles named Ezugwu MRAP were unveiled in Kaduna state at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the vehicles were produced by the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), an indigenous firm, for the Nigerian Army.
Speaking on the occasion, President Buhari praised the gallant efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces in routing terrorists and combating insurgency in the on-going operations in the North East. I note the collaborative efforts of the Command Engineering Depot with relevant indigenous organisations to promote local content towards developing our military-industrial complex.
“I am glad that the production of Ezugwu Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles which I will be unveiling today will join the infantry patrol vehicles that were earlier produced as testimony that our efforts are yielding positive results.