GOOD MORNING, gentlemen. Keep still everywhere. THREE million hits is the new milestone, attained sometime around 0700hrs Nigerian Time this morning.
For the benefit of new commenters who might not realise how difficult the walk has been, Beegeagle’s Blog commenced operations at the end of March 2010. During the first eighteen month period when one operated in fits and stops, we garnered a modest 100,000 hits (as of September 2011).
Right after the 16 June 2011 bomb attack on the Abuja HQ of the Nigeria Police Force and the formation of the Joint (Security) Task Force two weeks later, one decided to get really serious about this, in order that what we foresaw as a “looming war narrative” not be hijacked yet again by the usual posse of foreign charlattans who report about conflicts to the world.
Remember a certain Mr Gambrell reporting in March 2013 and May 2013 that the barracks of the 23) Armoured Battalion and 202 Tank Battalion had been overrun by Boko Haram terrorists without telling us who they appointed as the new Commanding Officers, since they reportedly chased out the Nigerian Army. Such low-ebb reportage.
Anyway, look at us now.
First 18 months : 100,000
Next 13 months: 900,000 additional hits.
Thanks to you and thanks to our unwavering passion for credibility.Keep reaching for the skies. We can make our best, even better.
We have just cruised into the exclusive orbit of Mach 3 platforms.CONGRATULATIONS.
(Good Citizen of the Federal Republic)