Storm troopers of the State Security Service keep a lid on proceedings at a mosque in Maiduguri
Nigerian soldiers in an Otokar Cobra APC stand ready to defend Muslim worshippers with a RPG and a GPMG
Nigerian soldiers in a Panhard VBL M11 armoured vehicle on urban counterinsurgency patrol in Maiduguri
A Nigerian soldier keeps an eye on proceedings as muslim faithful offer Eid prayers
22 August, 2013
Let me use this opportunity, on behalf of myself, Beegeagle’s Bloggers and all appreciative Nigerians to again say a big ‘kudos’ to all Nigerian defence and security personnel who risked life and limb to keep Northern Nigeria safe for the recent Eid-el-Fitr revelry. The massive security operations entailed in the worship services and festivities were indeed of mind-boggling dimensions and it was hugely successful.
It was the case that after two days of festivities in a region with 90 million people and covering a land area as vast as as Germany,Italy,Holland and Belgium (OR Ghana+Coted’Ivoire+Benin+Togo)put together, not ONE episode of mass murder, suicide bombing or such acts of terror, was recorded.
It is easy for anyone from anywhere to run their mouths based on their personal expectations or by factoring their permutations based on the three-dove pigeon hole where they operate from but savvy Nigerians know the enormity of the daunting task which the security operations presented. A real logistical nightmare entailed.
Well done, gentlemen. Make your best
efforts, even better. Sustain the efforts,
we shall overcome. Thank you very much.