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Nigerian Military to spend N38billion on weapons in 2018

The Nigerian military has budgeted about N38bn for the purchase of ammunition, fighter jets and helicopters in 2018 as part of its efforts to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

This figure was obtained from the breakdown of procurements covering the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Navy, as contained in the 2018 budget.

The sum of N1,024,800,000 has been budgeted for part payment for three light utility helicopters, N1billion for the purchase of armoured vehicles, and N300m for the acquisition of 25 infantry patrol vehicles.

Purchase of vehicles for Operation Lafiya Dole which deals with insurgency in the northeast region is allocated N235,697,000. The total budgetary allocation of the army for the anti-insurgency war stands at about N7.5billion as against N5billion in the 2017 budget.

22 billion is marked down for the purchase of fighter jets for the Air Force while two landing ship tanks is to be purchased for the navy at a cost of N5.95billion.

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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