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Demand growth for armoured vehicles in Nigeria

Texas Armoring Corporation : 20 February, 2009  (Application Story)
Texas Armoring is seeing an increase in demand from Nigeria for its range of armoured passenger vehicles as well as cash transporters and police vehicles
Demand growth for armoured vehicles in Nigeria
Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC), a producer of lightweight armoured vehicles, has announced that the company is working closely with high-profile Nigerian government officials and key business leaders to help implement security plans, protect Nigerian citizens, and ward off would-be rebels.

TAC, which is in talks with multiple security companies and government officials, announced a three-pronged approach to security in Nigeria and West Africa: first, armoured passenger vehicles for private citizens and government officials; second, armoured cash trucks (bullion vans) to help protect bank assets and deter criminals; and third, armoured SWAT trucks to help police and military personnel stay safe even in the most dangerous tactical situations.

The President and CEO Trent Kimball remarked, "Kidnappings for ransom, violence, and theft are increasing daily in Nigeria and militants are literally getting away with murder. Nigerian news outlets are reporting new kidnapping cases daily, and armoured cars are becoming a necessity for high-profile Nigerian nationals and expatriates working in West Africa. Additionally, militants are targeting banks and even police forces; this is why our cash carrying vehicles and tactical SWAT units are becoming increasingly popular. We would encourage anyone interested in these services to contact one of our local representatives or contact our corporate headquarters."

Kimball continued, "Our vehicles weigh approximately 1000 lbs. (454 kg.) less than most armored vehicles on the market and can stop AK-47, M-16, and even armor-piercing rounds at close range while maintaining the look and feel of a stock unit. All of our vehicles also offer protection against grenades, land mines, and some IEDs. In addition to standard features such as bulletproof glass and runflat inserts, we also offer defensive options like road-tack dispensing systems, smoke screen systems, and even electric-shocking door handles. Of the thousands of vehicles we've produced, we've never had a client casualty in one of our vehicles to date—a reputation we intend to keep."

TAC, which has directly produced multiple bulletproof cars for numerous West African heads of state, also announced that it is taking orders for protection during the upcoming state and federal elections and encouraged political leaders to place orders early to avoid delays.
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