IMAGERY FROM THE JANUARY 25TH 2015 BATTLE TO SECURE MAIDUGURI

Nigerian troops in a MOWAG Piranha APC on the move. Behind them is an Otokar Cobra APC chock full of the men of the allied Borno Vigilante aka “Civilian JTF”

PHOTO CREDIT: YUSUF ABUBAKAR

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26 Responses to IMAGERY FROM THE JANUARY 25TH 2015 BATTLE TO SECURE MAIDUGURI

  1. Blueblood says:

    This battle must be won,the soldiers are willing. More equipments are needed,we can do this,God bless Nigeria,God bless the beagle blog .

  2. Are James says:

    Some guy just posted pictures on Twitter (reproduced on a thread in Nairaland) reporting an armed CH3 UAV crash in Borno State.

  3. beegeagle says:

    Meanwhile, some of our compatriots will seemingly go to any length to steal the thunder of the troops.

    BH clearly inscribe in Arabic script, their group name on any armoured vehicle that they field. How about this for a wilfully falsified report? Some of our compatriots are so compromised and are the reason why they suffer

    http://www.abusidiqu.com/photos-civilian-jtf-celebrates-defeating-boko-haram-captured-tanks-maiduguri/

    The MOWAG APC has Nigerian soldiers LEADING and the Otokar Cobra following behind even has troops in front, even with the CJTF boys hanging all around it. It is decipherable that both are being driven by Nigerian Army personnel.

    But browsing through the embedded weblink, you would think that the military played no part in the battle. Do CJTF also fly combat aircraft? Who flew those which were clearly in operation during the battle?

    Facts must remain sacrosanct at all times. Nobody should go to these extremes of skewed reportage just to discredit the FG because they support the opposition, or demoralise the troops because they also want to make it appear as if the military are not in Borno.

    Some of our people are profoundly terrible and poor in spirit. There is no milder way of putting it. You wonder how foreigners will maneouvre through these minefields of disinformation when every report written by Nigerians is slanted to suit a peculiar interest.

  4. beegeagle says:

    A thread relating to the drone crash has just been posted on this blog.

  5. jimmy says:

    http://ngrguardiannews.com/news/national-news/195487-military-kill-53-insurgents
    Well done thy good and faithful Soldiers. This time they did not escape. Priority should be given to ensure that none escape.

  6. jimmy says:

    http://ngrguardiannews.com/business/195576-total-floats-900m-gas-pipeline
    Unrelated thread but BIZ ISSUES concerning Nigeria, I am going to keep posting these type of ARTICLES because there is a segment of Nigerian who continuously that we are a wretchedly poor society .The political season upon us just makes it worse, however in the real world we deal with Financial Indices and facts. No biz company invests $900 million in your Country because they love your country.

  7. Kola Adekola says:

    Nkoana-Mashabane slams SA soldiers’ role in Nigeria
    2015-01-27 16:

    SANDF unaware of ex-soldiers in Nigeria

    Johannesburg – International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has expressed her “dismay” about South African ex-soldiers who have been contracted as experts to help the Nigerian army fight Boko Haram.

    “We always discourage South Africans to enter the fray in a situation like that,” she told journalists on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, ahead of the African Union summit there.

    City Press reported that she is yet to receive confirmation from defence officials on the situation, and they were only due to arrive in Addis Ababa later this week.

    “We’ve also read with dismay in the newspapers that there was such,” she said.

    Netwerk24 on Monday reported that a team of about 100 soldiers have gone to Nigeria – at that government’s request – to help train soldiers to hit back at the terrorist group which has claimed responsibility for attacks in which thousands of people have died over the past few years.

    A member of the South African team said they weren’t mercenaries, but helped with training to skill Nigerian soldiers.

    The first goal would be to stop the terrorists’ bloody raids, and also to free the remainder of the 200 Chibok girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram last year.

    The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) reportedly said it was unaware of the effort.

    Nkoana-Mashabane did not want to talk about government or regional plans to intervene in the situation in Nigeria, but said these would be discussed during a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council on Thursday.

    The meeting is due to get feedback on the plans of the regional Economic Community of West African States and how the African Union is set to support these.

    She did express concern that Boko Haram’s “tentacles” were also spreading to Nigeria’s neighbouring countries.

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Nkoana-Mashabane-slams-SA-soldiers-role-in-Nigeria-20150127

  8. beegeagle says:

    An Otokar Cobra APC recaptured from Boko Haram

  9. Tobey says:

    The idiots had even started inscribing crap on the Cobra…we desperately need IFVs..Oga beegs, what about the Roforce IFV prototypes?

  10. Tobey says:

    *Proforce

  11. beegeagle says:

    I have yet to see any PROFORCE vehicles deployed operationally in the Northeast. When I do, the photos shall get posted here.

    • Henry says:

      A guy from Taraba said, with certainty that he has seen the Proforce leopard LAPV conducting operations in Taraba state.

      On my part, i’ve seen the Police with the Leopard LAPV, with much bigger tires. The vehicle had a higher elevation than your photos suggest. I’ll say, it’s almost the same height as the Cobra.

      Can you corroborate this, the height comparison?

  12. Number one says:

    There are also rumours that the NA has taken delivery of T-72A MBT’s from a Polish company.

    • Augustine says:

      Oga jimmy, a good army field commander should create tactics to deal with the ‘cow shield’ that is why an officer should be able to think outside the box.

  13. beegeagle says:

    It was always higher than the Cobra APC, if you ask me. I have had the opportunity of standing beside both of them.

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