NIGERIA POLICE FORCE BENEFIT FROM STATE GOVT-DONATED ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS+4WD TRUCKS

MOPOL cops of the Lagos State Police Command's Rapid Response Squad(RRS)

MOPOL cops of the Lagos State Police Command’s Rapid Response Squad(RRS)

In Nigeria, the Police Force are an organ of the Federal Government. However, indifferent levels of provisioning has seen massive interventions by all state governments in the realm of hardware acquisition.

In this regard, the efforts of the Lagos State Government remain unmatched nationwide. Since 2009, the Lagos State Government (LASG) have provided well over 400 4WD trucks, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers, two Bell 412 helicopters and six river gunboats to the Lagos State Police Command as tokens of operational support. They have additionally provided Kevlar helmets, flak jackets and communication equipment.

The LASG have typically provided APCs manufactured by this same hardware supplier said to be a South African firm, albeit an obscure one.

Other states have also been massively supporting the operations of the Police Commands domiciled within their states by providing APCs (typically manufactured in South Africa or Israel), 4WD trucks and sundry materiel. Some of the littoral states, such as Akwa Ibom, provided eleven river gunboats armed with 12.7mm machine guns and 40mm automatic grenade launchers to the joint security outfit “OP ADUMA” while the Rivers State Government paid for the training of 300 Red Berets of the Police Anti Terrorism Squad in Israel.

During the course of these past six months, the Kano State Government have provided 140 4WD trucks for the Kano State Police Command while the state governments of Edo and Imo have each provided 100 4WD trucks for the Police, with the Edo State Government throwing in a handful of APCs into the mix.

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13 Responses to NIGERIA POLICE FORCE BENEFIT FROM STATE GOVT-DONATED ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS+4WD TRUCKS

  1. beegeagle says:

    APC launch for Lagos State Police Command

    Here is a photo of another set of ten APCs presented to the Lagos State Police Command by the state government last October.

    Note the logo in front of the APC, perhaps it would tell us the name of the manufacturer.

  2. beegeagle says:

    APCs donated to the Lagos State Police Command

    I forgot to add that motorcycles(power bikes) have been part of the LASG contribution to the Lagos State Police Command.

    Here’s yet another type of APC delivered to the Lagos State Police Command

  3. Hussein says:

    Hello Mr.Beeg nice work! please whats really happening to our defence industry?

  4. Hussein says:

    Hello Mr.Beeg nice work! please whats really happening to DICON in Kaduna?

    • beegeagle says:

      @Hussein. Thank you, sir. We look forward to your coming on board fully so that we can exchange ideas more often.

      Well, last we heard about armoured vehicles and DICON, the Serbians were talking about assembling armoured vehicles at DICON. We have not heard anything further as of now but as soon as we do, you shall get to hear about it, my brother. Have a restful weekend.

  5. beegeagle says:

    APCs DONATED TO THE QUICK INTERVENTION UNIT OF THE OYO STATE POLICE COMMAND BY THE OYO STATE GOVERNMENT

    OYO STATE POLICE COMMAND APCs

  6. beegeagle says:

    AN ASSORTMENT OF YET ANOTHER BATCH OF APCs PRESENTED TO THE LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND BY THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

    LAGOS POLICE RRS APCs

  7. beegeagle says:

    MORE APCs FOR THE LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND

    LAGOS POLICE APCs

    LAGOS POLICE APCs

    LAGOS POLICE APCs

  8. beegeagle says:

    APC DONATION: DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT

    APCs FOR DELTA STATE POLICE

  9. beegeagle says:

    OGUN STATE: FIVE OF THIRTEEN UNITS LANDED LAST WEEK!

    FUNKY!! These are absolutely the most fabulous-looking of the lot donated by ANY state government that I have seen.

    OGUN State POLICE APCs (NAN)

  10. jimmy says:

    Are these german or south african in origin?

  11. beegeagle says:

    The Akwa Ibom State Government have donated a total of over 300 4WD trucks and APCs to the State Police Command since 2008.

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