Nigeria Customs hands over intercepted military vehicles to US government

10/16/2019

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Nigeria Customs has handed over military vehicles intercepted en route Niger Republic to the United States. What were the vehicles meant for? Check details below!

The six military mine-resistant vehicles intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on the way to Niger Republic, have been handed over to the United States government by the Service.

Speaking at the hand-over ceremony held in the capital of Adamawa state, Yola, Kamardeen Olumoh, Controller of the Service in Taraba and Adamawa states, disclosed that the ceremony was in line with instructions of the National Security Adviser.

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Documentation being done for the hand-over process

On ground to receive the vehicles were the Deputy Chief of Mission – Embassy of United States of America in Nigeria, Kathleen FitzGibbon, and a personnel of the US Air Force, Major Peter Shayborn.

Receiving the vehicles, FitzGibbon, expressed her thanks to the federal government, and reiterated that the intercepted vehicles were being driven to Niger Republic for the purpose of a security mission. She appreciated the Nigerian government for securing the vehicles in their custody, and stated that they would be transported to Niger Republic by the US Airforce.

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This is one of the intercepted vehicles

This gesture further strengthens the diplomatic ties between Nigeria and the United States which has been in existence for several years.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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