To check the proliferation of camouflage uniforms across the country, the Nigerian military has inaugurated the harmonised military desert and woodland camouflage uniforms.
With the new uniforms, all arms of the Nigerian military would now wear the same camouflage uniform and have a common system of identification.
What would differentiate soldiers now would be the tags on the left side of the chest, signifying whether the soldier is an airforce, army or naval officer.
Speaking at the launch in Lagos on Monday, the Air Officer Commanding, Logistics Command,Nigerian Air Force, Air-Vice Marshal Muhammadu A. Muhammed, said that over the years, various armed services of Nigeria had used different shades of camouflage for military operations and exercises.
“Management has adopted the desert camouflage and woodland camouflage for our armed forces. While the desert camouflage is designed to blend with the terrain in the northern part of Nigeria, the woodland camouflage is adopted for the terrain in the South,” he said.