Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – The Nigerian government and a local vehicle manufacturing company are fine-tuning plans to build an armored personnel carrier, sources said Monday.
Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, made the revealation on Monday in Anambra State.
He expressed optimism that the plan with the Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd. would come to fruition soon in a bid to successfully fight against crime.
The police boss made the statement when he addressed the inauguration of IVM Granite vehicle, 2019 edition.
Police Inspector Idris commended Innoson for providing camouflaged vehicles for the Nigerian Army to tackle insecurity.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, said the company’s major strength depended on its ability to produce according to clients’ specifications.
“The fact that the Nigerian Police vehicle operate in diverse and dangerous terrains as a result of its functions, Innoson vehicles can produce specific operational vehicles that will meet the operational requirements of the Nigerian Police,” Chukwuma said.
A success in the adventure will certainly go a long way in encouraging other African governments in their bid to contain criminal acts, to put in orders for the Made in Nigeria armored personnel carriers.
© Bur-csa – A.H – N.A / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III– African Daily Voice (ADV)