ON THE LITTLE KNOWN BUT GALLANT EFFORTS OF NIGERIA’S POLICE MOBILE FORCE (MOPOL) IN THE ‘WAR ON TERROR’ IN THE FAR NORTHEAST

An Otokar Cobra APC of the Police Mobile Force (MOPOL)

A Streit Cougar Mk.II APC of the Police
Mobile Force (MOPOL)

An Otokar Cobra APC with ‘pepper fog guns’. These strange looking guns are used to flush out terrorists from their caves and hideouts in mountainous precincts of the volatile area.

Note the upgraded Israeli AK-47s with optical sights attached. These guns also use the same 7.62mm ammo.

The jubilant MOPOL men are part of those currently occupying Gujba. Following the liberation of Gujba,more MOPOL men were sent in to man the area while the military continued their push towards Gonori, the last BH-controlled town in Yobe State which was also liberated today.

We would like to specially acknowledge the gallantry of MOPOL 41 Squadron, Damaturu, a unit which is top-heavy with really brave guys
armed with just AK-47 rifles

Similarly MOPOL 6 Squadron in
Maiduguri and MOPOL 52 Squadron Bama deserve acknowledgment.

Concerning visiting MOPOL units, MOPOL 8 Squadron, JOS and MOPOL 27 Squadron Kastina have all on
different occasions exhibited gallantry in the face of grave danger.

Since the start of this insurgency, MOPOL 41 Squadron DAMATURU have lost their Commander while MOPOL 6 Squadron in Maiduguri have lost their 2ic. May their souls rest in perfect peace.

PHOTOS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION GRACIOUSLY PROVIDED BY MC USMAN, A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: MCSHEGZ

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94 Responses to ON THE LITTLE KNOWN BUT GALLANT EFFORTS OF NIGERIA’S POLICE MOBILE FORCE (MOPOL) IN THE ‘WAR ON TERROR’ IN THE FAR NORTHEAST

  1. tbite says:

    Brilliant coverage…love the pictures and my first time seeing the Pepper Fog guns. We salute the efforts of MOPOL. Big Ups to Beeg, MC Usman and Mcshegz (Permit me to say that I respect your hustle).

  2. beegeagle says:

    MOPOL have played their part to the letter. In these parts and in Kano, we have cops who have seen more action than half of Africa’s parade ground armies..

  3. beegeagle says:

    Una see wia BH dey hibernate like hare abi na rock python? How won’t they behave like animals then?

    • rugged7 says:

      Why not just use carbon monoxide poisoning make them die there one hand.
      Pepper spray should be reserved for demonstrators…

  4. Are James says:

    Can i buy this pepper fog gun as a civilian?. There are a few neighbors i need to flush out of my street.

  5. beegeagle says:

    Wia de man MC Usman now? Guy, enter with gallantry. You are welcome to this house. Great start !

  6. Henry says:

    Thank you Oga MC Usman. These terrorists behave and act like rats/cockroaches…….. And what better way to deal with pest than with pesticides.

    Mopol, smoke them out!

  7. Henry says:

    Thank you Oga MC Usman. These terrorists behave and act like rats/cockroaches…….. And what better way to deal with pest than with pesticides.

    Mopol, smoke those cockroaches out!

    #Victory Nigeria

  8. Akin Oges says:

    Oga MC Usman, See Paris and Die! As Per Gallantry Forever!! Nice one Sir. General Beegs, thanks for posting these pictures here. For the threats they confront, they are inadequately armed. The authorities needs to arm the MOPOL and ATS as light Infantry. The Units should pack GPMGs/Minimis and RPGs. The Streit Cougars and Cobras should be armed with HMGs. Baffling, I can’t see the usual stun grenades and smoke grenades on the MOPOL chaps (?).

  9. Nigeria Police Force ‏@PoliceNG · 5m5 minutes ago
    BH suspects in custody led #Police EoD Unit to IDP Camp (Yerwa Girls College #Borno) where 2 planted IEDs were safely detonated 14MAR 6:14pm

  10. its easy to forget the the Police are playing a part in the victory against BH. Big ups to them and Godspeed.

  11. freeegulf says:

    so true oga Adetayo, the NPF is quietly playing its role in the eradication of this vermin. godspeed to the MOPOL. a big well done oga MC Usman.

  12. Deway says:

    Appreciating the efforts of the MOPOL. Can they be used for the fulani herdsmen skirmishes?

  13. MC Usman says:

    A big shout out to you guys, especially the Beegeagle himself. I believe a lot of recommendation from this blog has led to our policy makers into taking some decisive decisions. #Never Again. No matter how the devil smokes weed, he can never be the most high. Shekau, God pass you o. Your end is very near and certain…hope you remember say actor and boss last fight dey always brutal? Dem dey always beat boss like…

  14. jimmy says:

    @MC USMAN
    I want to personally acknowledge the sheer Uncommon BRAVERY of all the MOPOL UNITS.
    I had to type this TWICE because I could not do it from my phone.
    The battle just outside Mubi ( I forget the name of the town) began by Mopol units who were attempting to attack bh who had technicals stationed in the area. They used a combination method of tear gas and some other tactical maneuvers to out wit BH who could not see,This tactic as far as I know is the first time that it has been used to combat/ outwit/ eradicate Technicals and this skill set should be taught @ both the Police College and the Nigerian Defence Academy.

  15. mcshegz says:

    #VictoryForNigeria
    #FenceNigerianBorders
    #NeverAgain
    #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth

  16. Sir Kay says:

    Gen. Chris Olukolade ‏@GENOlukolade

    Adamawa is Free Yobe is Free Borno, is soon to be Freed By our able Military

    #NeverAgain

  17. Kay says:

    Good showing. So many unheralded members doing their own bits. Kudos to them… And looking like the war is soon over.

    I only want to ask how much INTELLIGENCE do we have on this bastards, apart from Bastard Shekau how much more do we know about other leaders or sub leaders. Can not resist to say they have loads of sympathisers who would probably melt away only to start sneak attacks.

  18. MC Usman says:

    Jimmy.
    Apart from battle to retake Mubi, the MOPOL also used their long range gunner tear gas twice to defend the MOPOL training school in Gwoza. BH Came to MOPOL camp with two APC on the 15th August 2914, after dislodging the NA from Gwoza 11 days earlier. They lost about 56 men and one APC and they had to retreat back to Gwoza town because they could not operate because they were smoked with tear gas.
    Four days later the NA lunched a audacious attempt to retake Gwoza but failed and gifted BH with five armored tanks. It was with this 5 tanks & APC earlier seized from the Nigerian army units that they used to successfully over run the camp. The MOPOL units only had two APC, one was destroyed in the first attack and the other taken away. I saw a picture of it in Fotokol Cameroon on Reuters.

    • jimmy says:

      Wow thanks so much the tactics the Mopol employed needs to be taught @both the CTU and the NDA

      Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

  19. Manny Aaydel says:

    @Oga MC Usman, I have no words or phrase of my own with which to commend you and all MOPOL Units in this incredibly salient battle for restoring the soul of Nigeria, but to borrow from Oga Mcshegz…”I respect your hustle(s)…!

  20. Ola says:

    Thanks to Sir Beegs and everyone that worked with him to bring us these pictures! Good that we have the MOPOL as the occupation force in the liberated areas now. It’d be nice for such to be the case throughout the NE if the MOPOL will not be overstretched.

  21. Ola says:

    On another note, the BBC is at last doing a little reportage here, the first time they are actually reporting FACTS. This does not undo the damage they have done though and they need to bring us more footages and credible news pieces.
    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31902503

  22. DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA ‏@DefenceInfoNG · 48m48 minutes ago
    FLASH: Nigerian troops have this afternoon routed terrorists from #Bama in #Borno state. Mopping up operation is ongoing. #NeverAgain

  23. jimmy says:

    Sorry I meant
    Message

  24. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    I would love to see them using the PROFORCE or Igirigi.

  25. jimmy says:

    Good job

  26. Augustine says:

    Nigeria Police MOPOL detachments in Boko Haram war, we Nigerians thank you for your labour and loyalty in the battle zones.

    Oga MC Usman, nice photos and information, na gode so sai.

    Let MOPOL be upgraded after this war, night vision equipment, tazers, SWAT like upgrade for special challenges beyond the scope of regular policemen.

    MOPOL can help us with some squads deployed along with the army in recaptured towns, time to restore law and order in those places, this war is ending day by day.

  27. Augustine says:

    Let the Nigerian police service HQ record their war zone operations in photos and videos or else this part of their history and patriotic efforts will be lost forever. War imagery is perishable after the battle, it’s gone when it’s gone, nothing as imagery to show the future generations. IGP Abuja please do something about this. Thank you sir.

    • Ola says:

      YES! GOOD! This is what I called for when sensationalism and lies in the name of journalistic reportage was rife. Nigeria should take charge of the MNJTF that is so far without a structure. We should put a structure in place for it’s operations, define ROE at its AOR, provide a physical location for it in Abuja and influence it’s activities from there. Everything from it’s deployment to press statements should be coordinated by DHQ, Abuja. At last, someone is listening.
      I still look forward to an extraordinary and joint press conference on this campaign. Let all the CDS of all the countries jointly host a press conference and clearly acknowledge the contributions of every country to the campaign. However, the roles each country played in defeating BH should be clearly spelt out. This would clear the air of most of the lies and propaganda already spread by VOA, CNN, BBC and Aljazeera. The truth would come to light that NA did almost all the dirty work. Even the lies that Chad liberated some of the communties are coming to light as the NA has gone to those places to drive out BH and liberate those communities.

      • tbite says:

        YES! Adhere to the protocol or leave the Coalition! Simple as that!

      • Augustine says:

        BBC may be changing tone now that FG and DHQ have made attempts to deflate the tyres of the rampaging Chadian army. The BBC will face news blackout if FG stops Chad from embedding foreign journalists in it’s troop formations operating on Nigerian territory.

        So when DHQ offered to show BBC staff around an AOR, they jumped at it to avoid becoming irrelevant and dependent on Facebook for SITREP….Facebook war report is as reliable as Barak Obama claiming to be on ground reporting battle updates from inside ISIS camp in Iraq by himself.

        So BBC will find it hard to face Maj. Gen Olukolade and tell him to his face that one Colonel from Chad is doing the major part of final offensive on Nigerian soil…..that one go dey hard to say naa…

    • rugged7 says:

      It appears cameroon was AWOL at the meeting?

      • tbite says:

        People are reporting that Cameroon has never been part of the MNJTF and therefore have no place in such meetings.

      • Augustine says:

        Seems Cameroon is not part of MNJTF, but they belong to Lake Chad Basin group of nations that were to raise the AU 8,500 troop intervention force that will operate across borders.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Oga camouflage1984.
      Lovely video. I found myself smiling at my computer from the contagious joy of the soldiers at the end.

      Oga MC USMAN
      Thank you MOPOL guys, it is heart warming to learn of your proud contribution. You have all done us proud:

      MOPOL 41 Squadron Damaturu, MOPOL 6 Squadron Maiduguri, MOPOL 52 Squadron Bama, MOPOL 8 Squadron Jos, MOPOL 27 Squadron Kastina and all other MOPOL units that played a part.

      We should have a cenotaph at Eagle Square for our fallen police hero’s, like the one for our fallen army hero’s. We must also honour CJTF and all others who fell for us, for our peace and for our security.

  28. sazulu says:

    This is huge. Articles like this are necessary to highlight on the bravery of these policemen. I am particularly fascinated with the pepper guns, never seen these type before. For a moment i thought they were turret mounted only i looked closer.

  29. Oje says:

    Oga Beeg, are you aware that Cameroonian forces today launched an attack deep inside Nigerian territory with no ”authorisation” or ”request for authorization” from the Nigerian government. Even the battled hardened Chadian military were suprised at this brazen act of defiance. Cameroonian soldiers launched their assault against ”Boko Haram” in Ndaba in Borno state. For those who wont think twice to label me a warmonger and alarmist do you see how first hand our so called ”Allies” now disregard Nigeria’s sensitivity to the issue of foreign troops unilaterally staging attacks on Nigerian soil and attack whenever they deem it rational to do so. Some stupid MOFO’s here will raise dust over this comment i know but to hell. WHY AM I ALWAYS THE ONLY ONE ANGRY HERE? WHY? What has happened to our dear country? The Nigerian was not long ago the best trained and equipped armies in sub saharan Africa and a force for stability is now reduced to ”Whimp Boys” status. Every fucking day our territorial sovereignty is breached with careless abandon, hell these guys can easily annex the whole of Borno State without giving it a thought with the way things are going.

    Who is the real enemy here now, is it Boko Haram? Cameroon,Chad? or are they all one and the same? What are we going to call this latest incident now eh? When Nigeria requested for the right to be able to attack fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Cameroonian soil they vehemently refused, instead they device what i call a clever bit of subterfuge to fund Boko Haram, staging the kidnap of a high level government officials wife which will invariably end with a ransom demand and payment. They know nobody will raise an eyebrow over ransome payment for such a high level official……………..Fast forward

    • Obix says:

      Oga Oje, sources please! Secondly, how did you get your information that the Cameroonian forces launched the attack “with no ”authorisation” or ”request for authorization” from the Nigerian government that even the battled hardened Chadian military were suprised at this brazen act of defiance”?
      Did you say h”ell these guys can easily annex the whole of Borno State without giving it a thought with the way things are going.”? My brother, take am easy.
      Lastly, i advice you to avoid cursing here on this blog!
      God bless!

    • sazulu says:

      Oje, I’m with you on this. The other day i was talking with a colleague as to what the Nigerian military has been reduced to. The mighty Nigeria seeing poor countries like Chad, Cameroun and Niger invading her territorial integrity. Nigerian government officials are quick to accept that they gave the authorisation to cover the shame but we know otherwise. Even though authorisation was given it shouldn’t be a genralization. I can remember in the 80s when one GOC of 3 Armd Div rolled out tanks into Chad without authorisation of the then President, Shagari. That is the Nigeria I know. I was shocked to learn that Nigeria didn’t get authorisation to pursue BH beyond its bothers and i was like do we have to ask. We played soft, they noticed we are now soft, now they are taking advantage of this BH saga to embarrass us. My brothers, let me tell you, its already on record, other countries have fought on Nigerian soil and captured objectives in Nigeria.
      Yes some pundits will argue that they are helping to fight BH but why now? why this late? These guys knew the tides were against BH that’s why they hopped in to claim the glory and they are good at it.

  30. Augustine says:

    Those photos make me shout…. G.A.L.L.A.N.T MOPOL !!!

  31. Oje says:

    Oga Augustine, what do you have to say?

    • Augustine says:

      Oga oje kindly show us source to prove your claim about Cameroon’s violations sir. Only then can fellow bloggers comment constructively.Thanks.

  32. Oje says:

    I AM QUOTING A CAMEROONIAN SECURITY OFFICIAL who claims they are fighting to protect their own best interest.

    ”What ever Nigeria says in these unauthorize attack should be the least of our concern”

    • Obix says:

      Oga Oje, the last quote (”What ever Nigeria says in these unauthorize attack should be the least of our concern”) has shown how the whole story lacks credibility. If any Cameroonian ever made such statement then he must have missed his prescribed drugs! Even if an attack of such took place, you shouldn’t be new since we’ve seen and heard similar rants by the Chadians and Nigeriens. Abeg chill.

    • rugged7 says:

      Post the link please..

    • jimmy says:

      OGA OJE
      Please be very Careful what you choose to sensationalize here. The War is coming to an end and unless you have Confirmed IMPECCABLE SOURCE please do not write or post anything that you cannot independently verified.
      Cameroon has not ventured into Nigeria under any circumstances because they refused to allow Nigerian troops right of pursuit into Cameroon, however there are Chadian troops that have redeployed from DIKAWA to BANKI through Cameroon.
      Cameroon is also playing host/ hostess to thousands of our own Brothers ,Sisters and Others, nothing goes on the Nigerian / Cameroon Border which starts in Adamawa State up North that is not of concern to those whose job it is to know.
      Let me understand this : you want us to attack Cameroon? how bomb her? where bomb our own Nigerian Citizens? but at the same time you want Cameroon to Capture, imprison bh suspects , and also feed Internally displaced people who belong to Nigeria ,and seal their border MILITARY WISE oh it is okay. And what will be the parameters of this war? will Nigeria be attacking Chad at the same time? or we will wait till we annex Cameroon then we attack/annex Chad?
      Why stop there since we have physical evidence of Dead Nigeriens why not annex Niger too? better yet just attack/ annex all three countries at once and the Nigerians who are in these countries will be classified as collateral damage.

      • Eugene4eveR says:

        Actually to prevent French intervention, we should INVADE FRANCE, we won’t be the first. Our super fighter-bomber jets F-7 will secure air superiority over France, our invisible OPV’s will blockage the entire French coast, while our T-72’s will tear all the LeClerc tanks to shreds. Our CJTF will plant our flags on the Eiffel tower, the Louvre, the summer Palace and the Arch De Thriompt. Fermented Alumo working.

      • LWKMD Sarcasm redefined!! Choi!!

      • Are James says:

        This is a funny one from @Eugene4eveR.

  33. jimmy says:

    For once even if it took Nigerian -British Journalist to highlight The BBC has shown an objective piece on the WAR
    In the not that it matters dept
    The Video clip shows CLEAR EVIDENCE that the NAF hunts at Night and judging by the BASTARDS trying to flee into a bush the NAF went to bed bellefull
    I also like the intimidating presence of the HIND intimidating very intimidating would of wanted to of seen just once ( i swear i no go ask again) the last thing a technical sees as the Hind descends behind it and one of those ROCKETS from that pod, Make man go before man wet himself. :)!

  34. jimmy says:

    Lastly of all countries involved in this Conflict , Cameroon stands to lose the most hence they are extremely wary about doing anything stupid
    Relations with France are not the best
    Nigeria is REARMING at a furious pace did you Honestly think that is what Cameroon had in mind?
    Please drink some water.

  35. Oje says:

    Oga Obix, if you like sugar coat it with honey and caramel we are witnessing a steady encroachment into Nigerian territory hiding under the Boko Haram insurgency. I am alarmed you will even term it ”normal”, afterall we’ve heard similar rants? This year alone weve had the Nigeriens defence official describe Nigerian troops as runaway whims who drop their weapons and run away. Weve had Chad publicly and without fear say Chadian military operations in Nigeria was a unilateral one and not initiated by President Jonathan. Its gotten to the point that army spokesman Olukolade is forced to go on twitter, drop the diplomatic ”niceties” and vehemently abuse the Nigeriens. The more docile or feeble our government acts the more confident these people are. They will spare to expense to ridicule Nigeria and claim the glory for all the successes made by Nigerian troops. How THE FUCK do we accommodate a foreign country with boots on our soil dictate the terms of surrender of Shekau? ……

    Back home our government have done absolutely nothing to address this growing affront on Nigeria, not even a VERBAL CONDEMNATION or PROTEST. Who controls the North East? Nigeria?

    • Obix says:

      Oga Oje, you answered your questions yourself by saying “Its gotten to the point that army spokesman Olukolade is forced to go on twitter, drop the diplomatic ”niceties” and vehemently abuse the Nigeriens.” What do you think the Chadian and Nigerien military chiefs came to do here today, for a tea party?
      I still ask you not to swear here!

      • sazulu says:

        Oga Obix, sometimes you don’t need to see things in black and white before you believe it. See, i can feel Oje’s pains. Yes i am happy that Nigeria is making much gains and taking giant strides in this fight. Yes i am happy that our neighbours are helping us fight the insurgents. The problem is that when we needed them to fight BH in their territories the way they are fighting them now we got a flatline. Honestly if these francophone countries had shown this much belligerence within their borders in the beginning part of this war, things might have been different.
        I know at this stage it is better for us to have these countries as friends rather than as foes or rivals, the problem is that they know of this too. These countries wouldn’t have dreamt of having their troops in Nigeria in this manner but it happened by accident after BH overtook Bama. They then realised how easy it was to ‘attack’ BH in Nigeria and then go about the global media claiming sole victory. The annoying thing is that Dikwa wasn’t even a major stronghold of the insurgents but the way its reported, its like it was their HQ. Well, I’m not mad that they have a good PR plan in place but they should at least give us some credit.
        This has a lot to do with pride and national identity. I am among those that are happy that the US turned us down, if they had supplied the weapons for us, by now global media would report that the US won the war. So my happiness was that we have this on lock to claim that title, then all of a sudden, some fair weather friends are acting the brother’s keeper. I hope we all know that we would still have defeated the BH if these countries had not entered Nigeria bearing in mind our new acquisitions. What we need them to do is just to man their borders and secure it not to conduct campaigns in our territories.
        Believe me, in the next 100 years, the story of these countries fighting on Nigerian soil will be far greater than the BH stories itself. Heck these idiots may even erect monuments in their countries reminding their generations to come when they went to fight Nigeria’s War for them. For those of us that don’t know what monuments can do to national psyche, look at Iwo Jima as a good example. The capture of Iwo Jima by the Americans from the Japs was seen by many (me inclusive) as a pyrrhic victory but the iconic war memorial of that battle in Arlington makes it look like it was the battle that won the war. No matter how mighty and strong our armed forces eventually become, Chad, Niger and Cameroun will remind us of these days.

  36. Oje says:

    I am sad, i have lost the will to complain. This is the darkest chapter in our checkered history and ISIS hasnt even come into the frey yet. Rather than discuss endlessly about weapons systems and revel in pride while our country is being invaded we should spare no efforts to highlight nefarious activities in Nigeria by the Franco Alliance and call for the immediate dissolution of the so called MNJTF….

  37. Oje says:

    Nigeria has over 30,000 deployed in the North East and have received more weapons than the combined armies of Chad and Cameroon combined. What do we need a 3000 or 8000 multinational force for? I mean this is ridiculous…

    • Obix says:

      Oga Oje, i was expecting a spectacular report. If this is the report that is getting you upset, then please bro take a glass of water and cool down. This report is as wacky as “Fox News” sounds !

      • jimmy says:

        Yes o it was Fox News who are well known for lying every week then apologizing the following week.

        Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

  38. delvinmayan says:

    oga oje, please calm down. all you have said is basically hearsay. You have been asked to provide the link, and yet you refused to do so. Also, why not allow Nigeria clear BH first, and the we can face the Cameroonians. Nobody can face two perceived enemies at once. So chill Sir

  39. Oje says:

    Continue living in denial. I pray its not too late by the time we realise we’ve been taken for a ride by the Chadians, Cameroonians and French army.

    • Augustine says:

      Colonel S.K. Usman, Barka Da Zuwa.

      We welcome you to this blog, Beegeagle’s blog is our house of patriotism and national unity, we are happy to have you here with us as we all rally round our fatherland Nigeria in this time of great need.

      Long live the Nigerian army, long live the federal republic of Nigeria.

    • rugged7 says:

      Oga in the house..
      We Tuale! for the chief.
      Welcome to the nexus of Nigerian military patriotism and critical analysis.
      #VictoryForNigeria.
      #WeTriumphStill

  40. chynedoo says:

    Interesting video of NAF ISR asset deployed against BH. Impressive. Seems the army authorities are making efforts toward a more inclusive media coverage away from the previous cloud of secrecy to something a little bit more receptive of wider media access to the war efforts. Thumbs up for whoever is spear-heading the new media drive at DHQ
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31902503

  41. asorockweb says:

    NPF prepare for elections

  42. freeegulf says:

    we welcome DARP to Africa’s foremost blog. welcome oga. completing the conventional destruction of this vermin called BH, is the dream of all here.

    to add to this, we need DARP to work closely with oga beeg. if we leave our story for foreigners to tell, we would be robbed again the glory of this successful campaign. i say again, because this is not the first time, they did it with ECOMOG in SRL, so we have to comprehensively dominate the narrative.
    oga beeg is the tipping point of that sharp spear to put our country Nigeria at the rightful top spot in Africa.

  43. beegeagle says:

    ROSCOE SENT THIS..

    I like the pepper fog as a non lethal munition, As suggested previously Thermobaric munitions would be put to good use in Gwoza and the Mandaras, will aid the search and destroy sweeps that will start ongoing. Will also be useful in exploiting the tunnels that are all over Bama and Gamborou.
    Short term the Defence corps should start creating CJTF units in Nassarawa and Benue, The “Fulani Herdsmen” are on the march again, the chatters says its over land grabs, but the latest reports cite uniforms and assault weapons, combining this with massacres we need to be sure that we address the stalking horse quickly before the Middle Belt Front Re opens and tries to tie up the 3rd div. Or start pushing police to the state level immediately after the elections so that villages and towns can own their own security.

  44. Oje says:

    Oga Beeg, what are the ranks of Colonel SK Usman, Ag. DAPR,? Are they directly involved in the current war on terror. Also dont you think we are laying too much emphasis on weapons systems and less on training, Intelligence and tactics. %80 of the weapons we propose cannot be fielded against a terrorists group like Boko Haram. Our current stock of weaponry is already an overkill. While we gradually rebuild our armed forces stock of weapons we should focus more squarely on tactics and strategies. In this regard we are rookies compared to the Chadians. I do not subscribe to the idea of having ”foreign mercenaries” come to Nigeria to train our armed forces. Not long ago the armies of Liberia,S-leone etc were trained by Nigerian officers. Their best officers came to Nigeria for training. With such high tech surveillance assets (ATR/Satellites/Drones) we can easily gather Intelligence and know what our enemies are planning rather than react to them. Not many people here know that America’s first response and military operations in Afghanistan were carried out by its Intelligence services. The CIA were the first to arrive Afghanistan for combat.

    We should be able to know what our enemies are planning.

  45. Oje says:

    @freegulf

    Yes you are on point. I have said it before. It will be a crime if Oga Beeg is not given an award for his outstanding patriotism commitment to the national development of Nigeria. Its unbelievable what he has done.

  46. Martin Luther says:

    I do not understand why the police would have AK47 rifles and smoke pumps while the army has everything. Why can’t the police be up gunned?

  47. freeegulf says:

    Seconded!!!

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