A MOWAG armoured personnel carrier recaptured from insurgents by Nigerian troops during the Battle of Konduga II re-enters the garrison city of Maiduguri to the appreciation of the agitated and war-weary citizenry.
If Konduga had fallen to the BH terrorists, Maiduguri, a relatively safe centre of refuge with an estimated combined population of two million residents and IDPs alike, would have been laid open for a multi-pronged attack by unscrupulous mass murderers from all directions – Marte to the north, Gamboru-Ngala to the east, Buni Yadi to the west and Konduga to the south.
PHOTO CREDIT: AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
A Nigerian Air Force Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma helicopter prepares to lift off
PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN NAVY
Facing the camera are a Brigadier General and two Colonels of the Nigerian Army, chairman and members of the Court Martial constituted to try errant soldiers, some of whom had been ‘causing confusion’ at the frontlines.
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS