Major General Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, pioneer Nigerian Field Commander of ECOMOG who was famous for his effective blood-and-thunder style, which turned back the rebels when they were already within one mile of State House, and pushed them out of Monrovia, seen here during the First Liberian Civil War, October 1st 1990
A pioneer cadet(Regular Course 1) of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Dogonyaro saw action during the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970. He also served in Lebanon and as a Colonel in 1980, served as the Commander of the Nigerian Neutral Force in Chad.
Dogonyaro is a former General Officer Commanding, 3 Armoured Division and later rose to become Chief of Defence Staff. He retired on the rank of Lieutenant General in 1993. Now aged 70, he is well-respected and plays a lead role in the consultative efforts by Elders and Leaders of Thought aimed at restoring peace to his native Plateau State.
Dogonyaro hails from Langtang, a town in Plateau State which is famous for having produced an formidable array of influential brasshats such as Major General Joseph Garba of blessed memory, General Domkat Yah Bali, Lt General Jeremiah Timbut Useni, Brigadier General John Nanzip Shagaya, among others too numerous to mention.
Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen engage rebels using a battery of four 105mm field howitzers, October 1st 1990
Nigerian ECOMOG soldiers drive through the streets of war-torn Monrovia in a MOWAG Piranha APC, 22nd April 1996
Nigerian ECOMOG convoy in Monrovia, 19-22 April, 1996
Nigerian ECOMOG troops at Caldwell, 26 November 1992