The Federal Government on Friday in Yola handed over six mine-resistant and multipurpose military vehicles intercepted in August to the United States, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Troops at a checkpoint in Adamawa State had intercepted the vehicles said to have been transported to Nigeria without due process.
The 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola seized the equipment in Fufore Local Government Area of the state.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone was arrested in connection with the vehicles since it was illegal to import such equipment without end-user certificates from the Office of the National Security Adviser.
After the interception, the vehicles were kept at the Customs Headquarters in Yola.
The Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service, Yola Command, Kamardeen Olumoh, handed over the vehicles to the Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of United States of America in Nigeria, Kathleen FitzGibbon.
Olumoh said they were asked by the ONSA to release the vehicles.
“I am directed by the National Security Adviser to comply, release and hand over the vehicles to the American Government,” Olumoh said.
FitzGibbon thanked the Federal Government for its understanding, adding that the vehicles were meant for a security mission in Niger Republic.