The battle in the northern part of Nigeria is still raging though the intensity is reducing as reports from the battlefield indicates. 
Both sides have incurred significant losses but in the recent months, the Nigeria security forces, especially the Nigerian army has been pounding the foes. The battle is not only being fought by the army, as the Airforce, Navy and the Mobile Police have all contributed significantly towards the winning of the battle.
Some weeks back, i wrote on why Toyota should be thanked, if you missed that please read here Why Nigerians Should Thank Toyota Landcruiser And Hilux For Great Roles In The Battle With Boko Haram.
Another company who deserves commendation unlike most of their counterparts from the West is INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing. 
Inkas APC. Images courtesy of Inkas.

Inkas supplied our armed forces with their tried and tested LAPVs (light armoured patrol vehicles) or APCs despite many other western companies shying away from doing so..
These vehicles have seen duty in so many countries and it was received with great enthusiasm here in Nigeria when the Nigerian Army inducted them into service this year. 
These Inkas vehicles have increased the operational efficiency of our gallant troops and also helped keep them safe and in great fighting spirit.
Inkas LAPVs here in Nigeria awaiting deployment. Image courtesy of Beegeagle.
According to a release obtained from the company, these vehicles are armoured to withstand firearms and grenade attacks while maintaining mobility in safety and comfort. Aided by their impressive ground clearance and powerful engines, these vehicles munch rugged terrains for breakfast.

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The Nigerian Army deploys INKAS® Armored APCs into
Toronto, ON, March 26, 2015
– The Nigerian Army stationed a new fleet of armored personnel carriers (APCs)
supplied by INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing into service. INKAS® Armored
Vehicle Manufacturing is a leading Canadian-based company that specializes in the
production of security transportation solutions. The APCs were fully designed
and built at the INKAS® Armored manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada. The
entire fleet was customized in order to meet the requirements of the Nigerian
Army, with special attention to the protection and passenger comfort. INKAS®
Armored APCs have already established a significant footprint in the country through
their ongoing deployment by the Nigeria Police Force.
Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has been in the industry for almost 20 years;
therefore we have a great understanding of the threats and challenges faced by
our customers in the region. We are able to provide them with the required
level of protection and comfort as well as offer accessible after-sales support.
At INKAS® Armored, we take pride in manufacturing products that save lives”,
says David Khazanski, CEO, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing.
Armored APCs supplied to the Nigerian Army are designed to provide increased
protection along with a high level of comfort to its occupants. High ground
clearance makes these high mobility off-road vehicles able to fulfill their
duties in all climate and driving conditions. The APCs come with 360-degree
perimeter armoring of the passenger compartment in order to provide protection against
7.62mm, 308 Winchester FMJ ammunition, in accordance with NIJ Standard 0108.01
Level 3 and/or CEN 1063 Level B6. The vehicles’ floors are armored in order to
withstand blasts and shrapnel from the detonation of 2 x DM51 grenades
detonated simultaneously. INKAS® Armored vehicles are equipped with proprietary
overlap systems that protect passengers from bullets being shot between door
seams and other crevices. The perimeter of the vehicles are equipped with
gunports as well as tactical surveillance cameras providing a 360-degree perimeter
view for the occupants.
Armored utilizes a new generation of armoring materials that meet international
standards in terms of resistance while weighing as little as half of what
industry-standard armor plates of the same size weigh. Revolutionary
light-weight armor allows INKAS® to substantially increase vehicles’ mobility
and speed performance in comparison with the similar models in the market. Moreover,
INKAS® employs the latest technologies in metal fabrication offering precise
and efficient materials which weigh less but are tested and proven to protect
better and result in the company’s ability to supply armored vehicles that
guarantee safety and security.
with APCs and other special purpose vehicles INKAS® Armored manufactures a wide
variety of armored buses, vans as well as luxury SUVs and sedans. In Africa,
the company serves military forces, law enforcement agencies, banks, global
corporations and high profile individuals. INKAS® Armored has authorized
after-sale workshops and sales offices throughout Western Africa, including
Lagos, Nigeria, where the company has been on the ground since 2008.
About INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing
INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is a leading
Canadian-based company that specializes in the design and production of a wide
range of armored
, including executive SUVs, luxury sedans, special purpose
military vehicles, personnel carriers, cash-in-transit vehicles, and others.
Since 1996, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has been providing
armored vehicles for banks, law enforcement agencies, corporate clients and
individuals all over the world. Operating from multiple facilities located in
Toronto, Canada, and Lagos, Nigeria, INKAS® Armored Vehicle
Manufacturing fulfills all orders, regardless of size, with an individual
approach to the needs and requirements of every customer. Company’s worldwide
sales offices and after-sale workshops are located in Colombia, Ghana, Nigeria,
Russia and Spain. 
For more information about the company
please visit
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