Refurbished APCs, a Boost to Troop Morale, Says Army Commander


Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri

The morale of troops in the battlefields of Sambisa Forest and Boko Haram enclaves in northern part of Borno State has been boosted with the refurbishment of the Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), the Commander of 107 Implement and Equipment Support (IES) of the Nigerian Army, Col. Musbahu Yusuf, has said.

Yusuf told the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday in Maiduguri that the refurbishment of the APCs and other military hardwares at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri has boosted the morale of troops in the battlefields.

He said most of the APCs and other fighting equipment were refurbished with the modifications of their engines, including their power packs; noting that this would make the troops to overcome the difficulty of the forest and desert terrains in the North-east sub-region of the country.

Yusuf said: “Most of the challenges being faced are the dearth of spare parts; but
we have been able to overcome that by looking at engines of similar characteristics; and modified them to suit the power packs of these APCs in stock.”

He said the refurbishment of the APCs would boost the morale of the fighting troops in that more APCs will convey them as the battle field taxis to and fro from in all their operations in the North-east, particularly the forest and northern part of Borno State.
He said the more of the APCs deployed to the battle fields, the “better and easier” for the troops end this war against Boko Haram terrorists.