Army receives weapons from Czech Republic to boost its operations
May 21, 2018
The Nigerian Army on Monday received cache of support arms from the Czech Republic to bolster its counter insurgency operations in the North East, as well as other operations in troubled spots across the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that five days ago, the army took delivery of different calibre of ammunition and spare parts, including rockets and projectile to boost the war against terrorism and other forms criminality in the country.
Brig.-Gen. Olufemi Akinjobi, the Chairman of the Arms and Ammunition Reception Committee, told newsmen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja that more weaponry were being expected from other countries.
However, Akinjobi declined to name the calibre of arms the committee took delivery of, saying “they are support weapons” for the operation Lafiya Dole and ongoing “Operation Last Hold” Borno North and Lake Chad region.
NAN also reports that a few foreign military officers and senior officers of the Nigerian army were seen opening the pallet containing the armsand inspecting them.