The US government donated five nuclear detector cans to the Nigerian police force on Friday to aid in the fight against terrorism in the country.
The equipment, which was handed to the police’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Unit, is also intended to help them improve their ability to maintain security in the country.
Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear EOD-CBRN equipment valued over $2 million is included.
The donations were made by the US government’s Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD).
Five MDS vans, three radioisotope identification devices, three-pack eye backpack radiation detectors, three survey meters, and seven censor technology radiation pagers, as well as maintenance and parts kits, were among the items on the list.
The equipment was presented to the EOD-CBRN command commissioner, CP Zannah Shettima, and the US Consulate Assistant Regional Security Officer, Jon.
“Nigeria is one of the United States’ principal allies in countering illicit nuclear and radioactive material smuggling,” Dvorak added.
“In its dedication to combating the trafficking and use of products that pose a threat to health and safety, Nigeria stands out not only in Africa, but around the world.”
In his remarks, CP Shettima praised the gesture, noting that the training of 30 police officers on operator training and another 10 on mobile detection equipment maintenance had a significant impact.