Lt. General Tukur Burutai – the Nigerian Army Chief of staff recently visited the Maiduguri site where Army Engineers are currently manufacturing and repairing MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles, Armoured Personnel Carriers, and other combat vehicles for the Nigerian Army.
Lt. Gen. Burutai visits Maiduguri site where there are ongoing construction and repair of military combat vehicles
We have in the past put up a post that talks about armored cars and the top 3 companies specializing in car armoring in Nigeria. However, what we might have omitted in the article is the fact that the Nigerian Army and Airforce also have separate divisions that specialize in building armored cars locally.
According to reports reaching us, the combat vehicle production site recently visited by the Army Chief is located at Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri and it is officially the Nigeria army’s 107 Division Equipment support. In the reports, it was stated that General Burutai inspected the site alongside the following high-ranking army officers and others:
- Army chief of Training & Operations
- Theatre Commander Operation (Lafiya Dole)
- Army Chief of Logistics
- Army Chief of Military Intelligence
- Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division
Nigeria’s Army Chief, General Burutai inspects the various combat vehicles being produced by army engineers in Maiduguri
Sources claim that the Nigerian Army is saving a lot of money by producing its armored combat vehicles locally. By so doing, the Nigerian Army doesn’t have to solely rely on the importation of such vehicles, which usually costs a lot. The military, by directly engaging some of its trained personnel (engineers) in the construction and repair of these vehicles, enhances its fight against terrorism in the country.
In case you are eager to know if these locally produced combat vehicles are actually good, check out some finished ones in this video below;
BUHARI UNVEILS NIGERIAN-MADE WAR VEHICLES FOR THE ARMY
And speaking of armored vehicles, we recommend you also read our recent post in which we talked about what is usually inside a bullion van and all there is to know about armored cash transport cars in Nigeria.