By Evelyn Usman
LAGOS â€” In an apparent move to address the frequent cases of clashes between military men and civiliansÂ particularly motor park touts popularly known as agbero, the Nigerian Army has commissioned six vehicles that would convey officers and soldiers to and from duty.
The 45-seater luxury buses would be distributed to Army formations in Lagos, Kaduna and Abuja.
Commissioning the newly acquired luxury buses yesterday at the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Victoria
Island, Lagos,Â Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau, explained that the idea behind the provision was, among other things , to ease troops movement, adding that it was part of his administrationâ€™s support to transportation aspect, as contained in the seven-point agenda.
He said the buses would also support mass transportation effort of government inÂ states where they would operate.
Noting that the commissioning of the six buses was the first phase, he said plan was underway to procure additional 10 buses for placesÂ like Enugu, Benin and Jos where soldiers also encounter transportation problem.
He cautioned, however, that the buses be maintained, informing that military policemen would be attached to each of the drivers to checkmate their excesses.