Equipment to Fight Boko Haram Held Up in Tin Can Ports, Says Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), Thursday disclosed the the equipment meant for the fight against Boko Haram insurgents were being held up in Tin Can Island port.
Dan-Ali described the equipment as highly sophisticated weapons, assuring that efforts were being made to get them to take their delivery.
Speaking during the . inauguration of the Nigerian Army War College, Abuja, the Minister assured that government will continue to support the armed forces in their quest for professionalism.
He said government was acquiring necessary equipment to prosecute the war against insurgency in the North-east.
He added, “New platforms are already waiting final clearance from Tin Can Island Port and very soon, they will be inserted into Operation Lafiya Dole.
“The procurement of new equipment coupled with good leadership has boosted the morale of the troops; which has led to the numerous successes recorded in the fight against terrorism.
“The Army War College was established in order to develop the capacities of officers at the operational level. This level forms the nucleus of the armed forces being the level between the tactical and the strategic levels.
The curriculum of the Army War College cover operational art as well as inter-agency cooperation and coordination in military operations. These are important requirements for any operational level leader”.

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