Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos sail in a RHIB in the Niger Delta

Nigerian Navy SBS

Nigerian Navy SBS commandos in a RHIB approach a Sea Eagle Mk.II Offshore Patrol Craft


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  1. ifiok umoeka says:

    It was one said of a US naval unit of 75 men who used more ammo than the entire US Marine Corp in the space of one year. Today, called NSWDG( or DEVGRU formally seal team 6), they are some of the best fighting men in the world because they anticipate all scenarios and train for it and so with their greatest rival 1st SOD-D ava delta force. They have all the tools the need and are as secretive as ever. If we keep at it, one day our SBS will get they and mingle with the big boys.

    • igbi says:

      I think you are exagerating the qualities of the seal team 6.
      I would bet on the russian spetznas any day.
      And I would also bet on our SBS as well.
      I also do not think the little seal team six used as much ammo as the 80000US marines, it is not humanly possible.
      Thank you for Under rating Nigeria so much.
      The selectivity of a regular soldier in the Nigerian army is just as hard or even harder than that of a seal team 6. While a regular US soldier is generally just a kid who signed in for 5 years in other to afford university.

      • tim says:

        Have you been through any? I doubt out army basic training is harder than buds, I have seen sbs training,and it basically the same thing as buds…..and that is harder than basic training

  2. beegeagle says:

    🙂 SBS always look like the chaps you see staging commando raids in the war movies. They always look the part. Whether it is the beautiful sea around them or the contrasting black uniforms, I would not know. But they always look good in photos – whether boarding a vessel or travelling in a RHIB.

    Keep up the spit-and-polish image, guys.

  3. Yagazie says:

    Lovely Photos!! It gladdens the heart to see that we are now seriously developing the capability to conduct naval special operations/boarding raids that other advanced Nations do. Keep up the Good work Guys!!

    I look forward to the day we have full naval excercises/wargames with the big Maritime Powers like the US, China, Britain, Germany or France.

    We should also have regular joint naval excerises with the South African Navy – with an emphasis on ASW. Closer to home we should also have naval excerices (at least 4 times a year – funds permitting) with the other navies in the Gulf of Guinea ( Ghana, Senegal, Cameroun, Equitorial Guinea and Benin Republic).

  4. Franky says:

    Fabulous pics, men on full alert.

  5. demola says:

    @igbi. I concur, nigerian army basic training is harder than BUDs.

    • tim says:

      Have you been through any? I doubt out army basic training is harder than buds, I have seen sbs training,and it basically the same thing as buds…..and that is harder than basic training.

      • tim says:

        I know people that went direct from NDA to SBS for selection and still washed out…….

      • igbi says:

        I know about some people who couldn’t become nigerian soldiers, but had no difficulties joigning the US marines.

  6. ifiok umoeka says:

    My brother igbi, I know that u misunderstand me. I love my country and I sure love my SBS just as u do, maybe more. I respect and value ur contributions and person. I don’t want a quarrel with u. Cheers

  7. Igbi, i dont think that the basic training of the NA meets up with the physical requirements of the Navy Seal’s Bud or SBS training…Lets examine it logically, where do the NA pick their recruits from for the basic course…civilians right? Where do the US navy seal/Nigerian SBS pick their recruits from?…That alone proves to you that training to be a seal/SBS operator is far more difficult than trining to be a regular soldier….even the names(regular training) prove it.

    • igbi says:

      I never said the Nigerian Army basic training was more difficult than the Nigerian SBS training. I only mean that first of all, our army is more selectif than the US navy seal (yes their special forces are not as selectif as our regular forces), but that is bcause they have one million personnel and that to keep on with that number, there is almost no selectivity at the regular US armed personnel. And that their special forces are actually the ones who went through the selectivity our regular soldiers go through.
      So the training our regular soldiers can survive is just at the same level as the one their special forces can survive. I don’t think a US marine will last one week in Nigerian army basic training. The thing in which they beat us is in eaquipement: they are the best in the world for that, and it is that alone that gives them their position of today.

  8. Gen Beeg…check this out. This is what i was advocating for in one of our numerous posts.

  9. ifiok umoeka says:

    007, I share ur joy. This is good times. It can only get better

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