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Nigerian Customs Hands Over 6 Mine-Resistant Military Vehicles To US Government


The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has handed over the six mine-resistant
and multi-purpose military vehicles intercepted en route Niger Republic
to American government.

While performing the handing-over
ceremony in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, the Customs Comptroller in
charge of Adamawa and Taraba States, Kamardeen Olumoh, said the
handing-over was a directive from the office of the National Security
Adviser, NSA.

Mr Olumoh said: “I am directed from the National
Security Adviser to comply, release and hand over the vehicles to the
American government.”

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the vehicles
were received by Kathleen FitzGibbon, the Deputy Chief of Mission,
Embassy of United States of America in Nigeria, alongside security
Attaché of the American Embassy including Major Peter Shayborn of the US
Air Force.

In her reaction, Mrs FitzGibbon thanked the Nigerian
government for the understanding, adding that the vehicles were en route
to The Niger Republic for a security mission.

“Nigeria and
America have good relation and understanding and the vehicles were en
route to the Niger Republic for security mission,” Mrs FitzGibbon said.

She, therefore, commended the Nigerian government for the well-keeping of the vehicles, saying that the American Air force Carrier would transport the vehicles to Niger Republic.

Source:- DailyNigerian

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