The equipment which include bulletproof protective vests and bulletproof helmets, goggles, and 20 ballistic shields, were donated through the embassy’s office of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL).
INL director James Jewett, who presented the equipment to the Commissioner of Police Akeera Yunuss Mohammed, who represented the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said the equipment will be transferred to the Mobile Patrol Division assigned to Borno State.
Other items donated include tent, mosquito nets, first aid boxes, heavy-duty flashlights, foldable mattresses and other hygiene products were also provided.
The embassy said it’s complimenting prior USAID investments in Borno State through the Office of Transition Initiatives.
“We are proud to stand with Nigerian law enforcement on the front line of maintaining peace and security. This donation will improve the health and security of those brave men and women committed to providing law and order,” Jewett said.