FIELD IMAGERY: MADE-IN-NIGERIA ‘IGIRIGI’ ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS OF THE GUARDS BRIGADE, NIGERIAN ARMY

CONTRIBUTED FROM OPEN SOURCES BY HENRY, A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER

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17 Responses to FIELD IMAGERY: MADE-IN-NIGERIA ‘IGIRIGI’ ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS OF THE GUARDS BRIGADE, NIGERIAN ARMY

  1. saints says:

    [b]The Igirigi is not something you associate with aesthetic beauty. It is something you associate with success, capability and monstrosity and this is the only beauty that we need for our “IGIRIGI”[\b]

  2. Cerberus89 says:

    This vehicle needs bigger tyres

  3. Augustine says:

    Can we please get specs of the Igirigi before secrecy chokes we Nigerians?

    Engine type, speed, range, ballistic protection, firepower, night capabilities, transport capacity….

  4. COLONEL NGR says:

    Haha augustine. Secrecy has always been the bane of our military assets and acquisitions.

  5. Julio Caesar says:

    Its more like a modified bullion van. Anyway, its looks intimidating and menacing sha. COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON TO ALL.

  6. Yemi Sweet says:

    Hello people, and its so nice to have beegeagles back. Kudos.
    Truly, can we really say the Igirigi is built in Nigeria ? I don’t think so..

    The chassis is the Ford F350 or F550, will try to get spec for you Augustine Sir

    • mcshegz says:

      Oga Yemi Sweet. I respect your hustle sir.
      We need not reinvent the wheel, literally, all we need do is adapt, re-engineer, re-tool for our needs and purposes. I think we can all agree that Nigeria’s metallurgy industry isn’t there yet, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t produce, and develop, no matter what the ratio is. Humans who dwell on the percentage not Nigerian miss the point by a long shot, the most important part for me, is the percentage that’s Nigerian, we need to appreciate whats ours, use our deep pockets to patronize whats ours, use our sheer numerical strength to keep it running, cuz nobody will do it for us, the less we need to import, the more economically viable we become. Igirigi, Proforce, Innoson, winners in my book, we need to dream big, we cant achieve anything if we dont dream big. Private companies need to wake up, the smart ones don soji already, Nigeria is ripe for a Military Industry, make it, build it, Let us see it work, Nigerians will buy it. Igirigi is a beast, mean. #VictoryForNigeria

      • Yemi Sweet says:

        Dear Mcshegz Sir, I cannot agree more with your take on ‘the embracing what is truly ours’ no matter the percentage, the effort achieved only brings us nearer to being ripe and ready for a Military industry. I appreciate the likes of ProForce & Innoson, they are winners for asserting the big dream of making Nigeria somewhat industrial in the assembly and manufacture of a Made in Nigeria vehicle, and I think the NEPC is doing a lot to encourage them even as they come expensive. You see I have been privy to information on the Igirigi, yes its a fantastic Military vehicle, and the use of the 20 in the stock of the NA is not in doubt.

        There are so many respected people on this blog, whose views and experience I lean on to learn, but the truth be told, the Igirigi was not produced in Nigeria, the painting of it was the only thing carried out in Nigeria. it is this that makes me furious because as you know and rightly pointed, we have the ability to do better even if it were mere assembly.. Nevertheless I’m proud because it is built for Nigeria, we own it.

      • Henry says:

        Oga yemi, we are the OEM. This is what is truly important. Nobody can take that away from us.

        Again, we understand our metallurgy industry isn’t there yet, but like Proforce, innoson, and the Igirigi(what ever percentage Nigerian it is) we have a chance to grow that industry.

        Oga yemi, if you have additional photos, or close up photos of the Igirigi, please share it.

      • mcshegz says:

        Hahahahahahahaha.. Oga Yemi Sweet, you too much ohh, tuale baba, from Ford chasis to painting, lololo, I love Nigerians mehn, we too much, from your write up, you make it seem as if you truly respect the modest but appreciable efforts by fellow country men but just couldn’t help but ruin the soup with the postscript. With utmost respect sir, your allusions about Igirigi are pure fallacy, any decent engineer knows that it doesn’t take rocket science to design, bend and weld metal, salesmen who want you to buy from them use phrases like sophisticated, fifth generation to get you to believe in some spirit like ominipresent ideology about their technology, physics is physics, the laws are the same, just ask India how much their Mars mission cost? way cheaper than a fictional Hollywood movie about space flight, lololoz. Believe in yourself, that’s all we require.
        Oga Yemi Sweet. I respect your hustle sir.

    • Yemi Sweet says:

      Dear Mcshegz, im always excited when I read your posts, I really like the way you write especially when it comes to what you believe. All respects always. Having said that, I don’t think ill want to go on with what I know viz-a-viz what you believe, I will not in anyway gain any points so doing. I want to believe and like you said, ‘it is all that is required’. no lele Sir.

  7. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Our Very Dear Oga Beegeagle, Welcome back, wish you a very successful and safe coming year with many more to come, Your silence created a big vacuum. Igirigi is our own and the potentials of continuous modification being a “Born in Battle ” asset is limitless, can anyone imagine what this will look like if development is positively pursued for next 10 years, That would be a military item/ requirement that Nigeria has in our pocket.( no more importing)

  8. Julius says:

    welcome back General Beeg

  9. Augustine says:

    Yemi Sweet says:
    December 29, 2014 at 8:25 am

    There are so many respected people on this blog, whose views and experience I lean on to learn, but the truth be told, the Igirigi was not produced in Nigeria, the painting of it was the only thing carried out in Nigeria. it is this that makes me furious because as you know and rightly pointed, we have the ability to do better even if it were mere assembly.. Nevertheless I’m proud because it is built for Nigeria, we own it.

    REPLY

    Please o ! Any proof that Igirigi is NOT made in Nigeria?

    Where is it made?

    I don’t want just ownership, I want to build my own armoured vehicle. If proforce can build locally and we see it, why can’t FG build Igirigi locally? Is it rocket science? Abi na guided missile?

    Who builds Igirigi? Nigeria or another country?

  10. Yemi Sweet says:

    Dear Augustine, im not really sure how far this blog goes, so I think its best we don’t over flog the Igirigi. Anyways how do I get to post pics if I wanted too.

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