Nigerian Army Airborne Forces
“NIGERIAN ARMY’S MALI MISSION STALLS AMIDST DOUBTS IT CAN FIGHT”
GHANA’S EXEMPLARY AFRICAN ARMY ?
WELL, non-exemplary Nigeria and Senegal are the first West African troops in Mali now. The Malian Army operations chief confirmed that they are ‘getting help’ in the fighting from Nigerian and Senegalese troops.
West African armies are now announcing the imminence of their deployment to Mali. Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal are all sending 500 troops each. No word from the “high profile peacekeepers” of the Ghana Armed Forces. Alas, peacekeeping is not the same thing as warfare.
Even as peacekeepers, Ghanaian soldiers have the dubious reputation of having allowed two African leaders – Patrice Lumumba and Samuel Doe to be captured from them. Naija got swagger and fight to the death.
Nigerian ECOMOG troops interviewed by Beegeagle’s Blog overwhelmingly confirmed that during the war in Sierra Leone, it was the Guineans who really fought alongside Nigeria’s gallant soldiers. According to them, Ghanaian troops spent whole days whitewashing their sentry posts and manning checkpoints while Nigerian and Guinean soldiers fought in the swamps, streets, jungles and hills of Sierra Leone.
Here comes CONCLUSIVE PROOF that Nigerians did the fighting while Ghanaians manned checkpoints, sat behind sandbags and secured facilities which were seized by battle-hardened Nigerian troops. The story of the War as told by Sierra Leoneans THEMSELVES. Class is permanent.
“It was earlier reported that the
arrival of Ghanaian troops being sent to
Freetown via Monrovia had been delayed by logistical problems, and they were expected to arrive in the country late Saturday or Sunday.
The Ghanaians will secure the airports at Lungi and Hastings, freeing Nigerian troops for military action”
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(see May 31st, 1997 activities)
🙂 Now we know why Afua Hirsch, a Ghanaian, was alluding to Nigerians being only good enough to man checkpoints in Mali. Reverse psychology? Well, we have entered Mali and Ghana are still home and not commiting!
Afua, we are a nation of brave, battle-seasoned and natural warriors…so much so that the gallantry 🙂 has ensured that the only suicide bombers in West and Central Africa are NIGERIANS. It goes back much further.
During World War II, the only West African troops who made the cut for combat alongside the world-famous CHINDITS were NIGERIAN soldiers. In Burma, Nigerian troops even relieved blundering Ghanaian troops, saving them from certain death.
Our troops fought with DISTINCTION alongside the Chindits and even caused some Japanese units to flee on account of our sheer ferocity in battle