7 March, 2015
This weekend, Nigerian opposition knuckleheads, ever so eager to discredit, floated photographs of what were supposedly South African mercenaries riding in REVA MRAPs.
While the controversy raged on in Nigerian cyberspace, a respected aficionado of South African extraction went to town on his own volition and after exhaustive enquiries, wrote to confirm the fact that the contentious photograph was photoshopped. The photos were certainly not shot in Nigeria.
So take those photographs circulating in cyberspace to be another bad example of how far the desperadoes in Nigeria’s political opposition will go to discredit the military and the FG which controls it. They should be ashamed of themselves.
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Just saw the Linda Ikeji post and the ensuing discussion on your site. For what it’s worth, those pics were taken in Guinea Equatorial:
1) The rear view of Vehicle 2C shows an EG flag and the signpost is in Spanish;
2) The Oando reference of your correspondents doesn’t hold up – the company operates throughout West Africa; and
3) More important, that’s the MKIII version, which EG acquired in 2013. As for Nigeria, they operate the latest MK V version of which you posted an ambulance variant the other day
I am also pleased to inform you, gentlemen, that pursuant to the unprecedented build-up of assets which the Nigerian Army are undergoing, we are now operators of the latest REVA Mk.5 MRAPs and battlefield ambulances. In the days ahead, we shall begin to see them in the field.
Watch this space.