BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY FROM THE FAR NORTHEAST OF NIGERIA: BAMA THEATRE

Nigerian troops with a M56-2 105mm howitzer in tow celebrate after the liberation of Bama

Nigerian soldiers and a T72 M1 tank after the liberation of Bama

The Victorious

The Vanquished

Men of the Borno Youth Vigilante aka Civilian JTF

PHOTO CREDIT: VOTO
TECHNICAL SUPPORT: MCSHEGZ

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85 Responses to BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY FROM THE FAR NORTHEAST OF NIGERIA: BAMA THEATRE

  1. buchi says:

    uniformity in battle gear and uniforms is slowly been achieved sweet

  2. Kf says:

    Please before you are in a celebratory mood, we just lost marte to the insurgents again.
    I cannot understand why the security of our border facing local governments except Bama and Gwoza is left to the Chadians. The slogan “never again” must mean absolutely that.
    Minimah or whoever will take over from him must realize this is a long fight and not a “in 6 months nigerians would have forgotten” issue.

    • Martin Luther says:

      Who was incharge there? was it the Chadians

      • Martin Luther says:

        Is BH still this potent? 2000 fighters? If this is true then we should expect multiple runs from border areas within the new week. It also means:

        1. There are safe havens for BH across the border
        2. BH has got new training and weaponry
        3. BH new train has adapted them to NA current tactics

        When international media said that BH controlled an area the size is Belgium, I was told it was a lie. Ever since the 6 weeks sudden improvement of the NA I am still counting town after town liberated and they are not a small number. So that means that there was some information management by the NA which is ok but it also tells me I would never have the true info on the ground situation.

      • Sir Kay says:

        I know right, they took back that town from Nigerian troops, not Chadians, i posted the link on another thread on here.
        It says our troops fled, which was upsetting, you know the west, its always “fled”, not retreat

  3. freeegulf says:

    great pics from the WoT, godspeed to our gallant sojas
    great job marshal beegs, the army would begin to utilize your efficiency and skill for great purposes

  4. Sambisa Action- Defence HQ

  5. Martin Luther says:

    “Kf says:
    April 25, 2015 at 8:29 am
    Please before you are in a celebratory mood, we just lost marte to the insurgents again.
    I cannot understand why the security of our border facing local governments except Bama and Gwoza is left to the Chadians. The slogan “never again” must mean absolutely that.
    Minimah or whoever will take over from him must realize this is a long fight and not a “in 6 months nigerians would have forgotten” issue.”

    Is BH still this potent? 2000 fighters? If this is true then we should expect multiple runs from border areas within the new week. It also means:
    1. There are safe havens for BH across the border
    2. BH has got new training and weaponry
    3. BH new train has adapted them to NA current tactics
    When international media said that BH controlled an area the size is Belgium, I was told it was a lie. Ever since the 6 weeks sudden improvement of the NA I am still counting town after town liberated and they are not a small number. So that means that there was some information management by the NA which is ok but it also tells me I would never have the true info on the ground situation.

  6. jimmy says:

    @ KF , Martin Luthur
    I respectfully I not to clear of what your statements mean we criticize the leadership for not sharing information showing our soldiers with their Morale in a celebratory mood, when these pictures are shown we are now focusing on the FALL @Marte are we supposed to be in a constant state of criticizing and not once gather our breath.
    Marte will be retaken, let us at least celebrate …. just a little while please , jo , biko, dan allah.
    Nice pictures.
    Heavy fighting is ongoing in the Sambisa forests as of Thursday / Friday.Nights.
    I also like the attempt at uniformity.

  7. doziex says:

    Oga buchi, the uniforms are uniform in this unit, but they all lack the appropriate webbing.

    These recurrent issues are indicative of the lack of NCOs, appropriately trained to enforce discipline in the rank and files.

    Also, since my PMC advocacy was on point and clearly appears to be what the doctor ordered for NA, i would go on to suggest that STTEP ‘S contract be extended, help establish our own training outfits.

    Then Americans may bring back their ranger trainers, since there is a new sheriff in abuja.

    Nigeria should continue to prioritise. Sino and russian business and military ties, regardless of what Washington does.

    • Deway says:

      It seems that ever since our troops started wearing kevlar vests, they stopped using webbings. Webbings are now reserved for army day celebration parades. The best I’ve seen is they couple their 2-3 spare mags to the gun. Its a very sharp deviation from the well kitted troops we see on parades compared to the reality on ground. And please no one should say this is normal. If we can’t adequately and properly supply, kit and sustain our own fighting troops within our borders, I honestly do not know how we could sustain operations in larger scale conventional warfare outside our borders. Wonder why the Mali deployment was a quagmire?

  8. Sir Kay says:

    http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/181939-nigerian-army-detains-policemen-without-food-for-refusing-to-wear-military-uniforms.html

    Another madness, i hope its not true. In most countries, the Military have no such power over the police, not in Nigeria.

  9. buchi says:

    fighting goin on in marte seems a counter attack is one.and for your info not the whole of marte was overrun….trooops rendezvous was not far from the first initial attack point.
    status on counter attack are sketchy but these dudes are fighting like mad men….
    I don’t think NA gve them time to dig in considering what I heard..still the situation is fluid..

    • ozed says:

      One of the best responses to loss of ground, — an instant counter attack before the enemy can dig in and organise a defense. I expect good news by tomorrow.

  10. Sir Kay says:

    God bless these guys, e no easy. Imagine if that had been a light skin pickup truck.

    Credit: @ Nigerian military history

    • buchi says:

      Kay don’t tell me that that’s an IED crater..damnnnnn

    • Colloid says:

      Really massive. Just see how the beast still look even with the blast— UNSCRATCHED. Had it been a soft skin vehicle, the exploding vehicle would reach mach 2. These “vermins” are really determined to slug it out with Nigerian.
      May God continue to protect the Military.

    • asorockweb says:

      Could not have been an IED crater – the shape of the edge of the crater is wrong for an IED crater.
      It’s an erosion crater or a sink-hole.

      • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

        Agree with you totally, that is not an IED blast crater, if it was explosive it must have been done to destroy the passage way long before, but I am 99% sure it is an erosion of the soil and failing road structure, you can see the sand bags that gave way, probably due to the weight of the vehicle. definitely not an IED attack, I hope it was recovered in quick order or could form a bottle neck ambush point / disruption of a pursing unit by BH

      • Sir Kay says:

        To those saying its not an IED, i wont argue about that, but please explain why the door at the rear is bent, or why the front tire is flat. If you look to the left of that vehicle, there is enough room for it to have succesfully passed, if we are talking about bad road that is.
        But that vehicle has obvious damages on it, erosion didnt cause that, and i doubt troops are driving around like that, with a rear hatch that wont close, and a front bursted tire. Unless if thats the way the door was made.

      • asorockweb says:

        The rear door is just open.

        The front tire is depressed because of the way the weight of the vehicle is distributed.

        There are sand bags in the crater. It looks like that part of the road has been eroding for some time. Locals may have used sandbags to shore it up.

        The wheel in the crater, the right rear wheel is not damaged as far as I can see. A vehicle that hits a landmine or an IED usually has the triggering wheel and tire damaged.

    • asorockweb says:

      It’s an awesome photo though. The helplessness of the heavy machine guns mounted on the roof is striking.

  11. Sir Kay says:

    [video src="https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t50.2886-16/11166696_1579349625660438_1386304710_n.mp4" /]

    short clip of Nigeria /Israeli training .

    credit: @nigerian_armed.forces

  12. Sir Kay says:

    [video src="https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t50.2886-16/11190663_356807484530385_919710702_n.mp4" /]

  13. Sir Kay says:

    credit: Uncensored

  14. doziex says:

    Nigerian army, please with all due respect, stop saying the BH war was your 1st encounter with asymmetric or guerilla warfare.

    That excuse is disingenuous.

    What should we call the 2 ecomog wars in liberia and sierra leone ?

    What shall we call the MEND/niger delta war ?

    Let’s admit to the real reasons NA was initially found wanting in this BH war, then apply the NEVER AGAIN concept to them.

    The needed change, must start from a place of honesty and transparency.

    (1) The withholding of cash, training and equipment by the political class in abuja.

    Some say to prevent coups. I say hog wash. Talk about biting off your nose, to spite your own face

    Here, successive administrations were guilty, NOT JUST GEJ”s.

    (2)
    Institutional indiscipline. Vis a viv. NA’ s TRADOC..

    Simply put poor training all around.

    That’s why officers. Had the time to get impressive college degrees, no training was going on.

    NA’s armoured and mechanized generals, should be thinking of how to neutralize the neighboring armies of Chad and Cameroon, if the need arises, not getting fanacy degrees in law and accounting.

    Get the degrees, after you are 100% certain you can fulfil your primary responsibilities.

    Just saying.

    • FortB says:

      You touched the problem but then digressed seriously. How do you train realistically without the necessary funds? Armour and mechanized commanders should plan, but of what use will the plans be without the wherewithal to execute the plans? When we had no functional tanks or APCs? My opinion is that it was not a fact of the generals not knowing what to do but that of the political class refusing to fund it. If I tell you the number of times presentations had been done at the seat of power, (those I am personally aware of) as to what needs to done to neutralize security threats and protect our territorial integrity that were ignored, you will be astonished.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Oga Doziex, boko haram is very different from everything you mentioned, for the simple fact that they are TERRORISTS operating in Nigeria; driven to blood and war on Nigeria by religious dogma.

      MEND did not go out to kill innocent Nigerians as a strategy, in fact, they did the opposite and sent out warnings beforehand that civilians should keep clear of certain areas. MEND was little more than a few thugs blowing up oil pipelines. MEND was political.

      The rebels in Liberia and Sierra Leone did not operate in Nigeria. They committed atrocities which were very low level compared to boko harams wanton blowing up of just about any innocent civilians they could find with suicide bombers, burning villages, videoed beheadings etc; all in a craze of twisted religion. The rebels in Liberia and Sierra Leone were political.

    • saleh says:

      may be you should advocate they have a good after service package so they dont spend their careers attending civil school to better their educational portfolio pending their retirement when they are still fit.

      • buchi says:

        oGA saleh gud morning ,still waiting for your call

      • buchi says:

        Boko Haram militants attacked troops from
        Niger on an island base in Lake Chad, the
        government said on Saturday, in a raid believed
        to have taken a heavy toll on the army.
        “At dawn on April 25, fighters from the terrorist
        group Boko Haram riding motorised canoes
        attacked the island of Karamga, a position
        northwest of of the town of Bosso held by our
        defence and security forces,” the ministry of
        defence said.
        “Operations are ongoing with the support of
        partners to counter the ambitions of this
        terrorist group,” the ministry added in a
        statement broadcast on television.
        The ministry did not indicate if there were any
        casualties as a result of the raid.
        An official from Diffa, the capital of the
        southeast, however warned the death toll was
        “very heavy in the ranks of the Nigerien army,”
        without providing further details.
        State television reported that Niger’s President
        Mahamadou Issoufou had called a meeting of
        the national security council after the Islamists’
        attack.

        http://news.yahoo.com/heavy-toll-feared-boko-
        haram-attacks-niger-army-025611101.html

      • buchi says:

        oga saleh thank you very much..

  15. Oje says:

    Wanna know how 2000 Boko Haram fighters were suddenly armed and conveniently had information on the weakly defended fort? Ask the Chadians, the master tactician Idris Derby. We are still plat diplomatic niceties with these saboteurs, we will learn the hard way, unfortunately needless life will be lost.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Oga Oje, I posted this (with a slight edt) on another article:

      Where could boko haram have suddenly found 2000 fighters armed with tanks and how did they get to Marte, except from across the border?

      Each time we hear Chadian troops are massing, a boko haram raid follows. Coincidence or what?
      It has happened numerous times at Malm Fatori, Gamboru, Damasak and a couple of other places.
      The propaganda leaflets French helicopters dropped in the Adamawa area were written in Chadian and Niger Arabic. Another coincidence?

      It is well known that a great proportion of boko harams commanders are Chadian. We need to be getting to the root of this and pre-empting any massed attacks on our weaker flanks

      • Oje says:

        We need to launch a preemptive strike, i stopped raising this motion because i was made a laughing stock.

  16. Oje says:

    Oga Doziex, it is not about money or corruption, this is about total abdication of power to foreign forces with hostory of hostility in Nigeria. In 1983 Chadian troops invaded and annexed Borno, thank God we had a General Buhari who not only kicked them out of Borno but went against Shagari’s order to withdraw,advancing as far as N’djemena and waiting over a week before finally withdrawing. That though Idris some lesson, today in 2015 Chadian forces are in Borno again, without real time coordination with Nigerian forces they can easily sabortage our war efforts.

  17. Oje says:

    Oga Kola, abeg please spread the warning. We have Intelligence agents in this country who dont do jack shit. We have an Intelligence agency that receives hundreds of millions (if not billions) in Federal funding but they dont seem to exist. We don’t even have HUMINTS on ground monitoring the activities of the foreign military forces we have in Nigeria. We should have ended this Boko Haram war in September when we had the chance,

  18. Oje says:

    Oga Beeg you have to do something to end this war o.

  19. beegeagle says:

    There was an IED blast at that spot alright and this happened in the GWOZA area. Saying so because I saw this photo on a battalion CO’s tablet on Good Friday 2015.

    FortB is right. There was serious incongruence between public speak and action before hardware systems started to come in. Prior to that turnaround, a field commander in the infantry did tell me about a battalion at the frontlines which was fielding just ONE Otokar Cobra APC as against the standard requirement of EIGHTY-EIGHT. And oh, they had a Panhard VBL supporting, if that makes a dent. Even the brigade to which the battalion belonged had an appalling total of SIX serviceable APCs. For operations, these APCs had to be passed around. Makes you wonder what happens when positions need to be defended in tandem with offensive action. How about that for the utterly ridiculous? Now you know why certain towns fell to BH in the first instance. All of that bloody nonsense was happening while high officials of state went about mouthing off inane stuff about attending competing demands, even when the basics were non-existent?

    Another Commanding Officer did tell me about his having been availed with the use of a 122mm artillery piece and a 105mm howitzer. But that is not the news. The shells in storage at that sector intended for the 105mm and 122mm artillery pieces were variously produced in 1964 and 1971 respectively. According to him, RPGs which did not explode on impact were commonplace events.

    Makes you wonder if our leaders realise the fact that building a strong military is a mission which is a continuous one. Nigeria simply shut down on military procurement after Shagari’s ouster because we chose to rest on minor laurels and wove our permutations around doing as well or better than the unequals in our neighbourhood.

    We need to take serious issues a lot more seriously. Imagine that when Gwoza fell, the troops who retreated into the mountains above the town had to be sent RECHARGE CARDS by their comrades so that they could maintain contact. They did not even have radios! This was 83 Battalion here. Their comrades had to help them meander around hostile territory. Therefore, they sent them airtime cards so that they could ascertain their locations and also give them an opportunity to communicate their requirements or be guided as they made their getaway.

    When the regimes which have held power since 1999 went about acquiring thousands of Hilux trucks for the NA, we warned that this disingenuous way of providing mobility for an army (not a militia) was bound to backfire spectacularly. It did happen.

    The incoming FG made a meal of the outgoing FG’s many gaffes. I hope that they shall be walking their big talk. Remember El-Rufai’s article?

    http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/failing-state-fading-peacekeepers/111562/

    Let me just say that in the unlikely event that I stay this course of activity (don’t blame me, five unrewarding years under the outgoing FG were wasted…even a packaged tour to Darfur, Mali or the Northeast,.we could not get either ONSA, DHQ or Reuben Abati to support us with), we shall not fail to hold the loquacious down to their many writeups. For now, we take things at a leisurely and contemplative pace on TWITTER.

    Good morning all. I wish you a blessed Sunday.

    • buchi says:

      good to hear ur voice again…general..

    • Roscoe says:

      I see a little of why the enemy destroys GSM masts. If NA soldiers needed recharge cards it is clear that bh has identified this.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      General Beegs, please stay the cause. There are very few people with the strength to do what you are doing. Your efforts are very much appreciated and needed.
      What can I say? God knows how best to bless people like you.

    • FortB says:

      Thank you for the incisive comments. ca anyone justify why a whole Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa cannot start assembling military hardware in partnership with friendly countries like Russia? An less economically endowed and impoverished Ethiopia has been doing this for years now. Our political leaders should watch the video at this link and bury their heads in shame?

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s77JcnEcKVQ

      • Deway says:

        Oga FortB, I have seen that video before. Everything they say in that video is TRUE. I just got back from Addis Ababa 2 weeks ago. Ethiopia is a very very poor country, 70% of the country is rural. But when you have a government committed to lifting its country out of the doldrums the results are very glaring. One major problem we have here is that we brag a lot. We are celebrating the Igirigi, good; but an Ethiopia has been producing tanks, APCs, thousands of tank shells, artillery shells, mortars, Su and Mig fighter complete overhauls etc. with no noise. Their troops use real military trucks, manufactured there in large numbers not 2-ton Isuzu trucks to convey soldiers. Concerning the new Addis metro line, still undergoing testing, some of the electric trains were manufactured in Ethiopia from the scratch.Their airline is now the best in Africa. They have started doing Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) complete maintenance in Addis Ababa. and Boeing has certified them as an African maintenance and training center for Dreamliners. Ours is a very unserious, boastful country, beyond oil and our over 170 million population, there’s little to offer. I am not writing this to hype Ethiopia, rather I’m drawing comparisons between a very impoverished country and one that boasts its the largest economy in Africa and the 6th largest oil producer. Hopefully, the incoming government will lay some foundation for real tangible development.

  20. doziex says:

    I dey laugh o.

    In most of the recent T-72 tank photos, they have been “naked” , that is without ERA.

    Hmmm, it seems someone wants to find out what an rpg will do to a naked T-72.

    Guys please, every south Sudanese T72 tank i have seen is covered in ERAs.

    But nigeria is too poor to properly invest in ERAs.

  21. rka says:

    “Butt a military source dismissed the fall of Marte as untrue, insisting that there was still an on-going battle between the troops and the insurgents.

    He also said: “It is true the military and the insurgents were drawn in battle at Marte, but I can tell you that the operation is on-going, we would not allow any part of this country to be held hostage by any hoodlums.”

    On the attack on Mafa, Indi said the insurgents came in large number at about 6pm but met a stiff battle from the military.
    He added that the terrorists retreated when they were not making any headway.”
    http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/sambisa-military-deploys-more-equipment-continues-assault/207795/

    • Sir Kay says:

      Retreated, Lord i hate hearing that. Retreated where? They run and you stop chasing, is that it? Not saying its easy, but those that retreated and allowed to escape are the same ones that will come again to attack, when are they gonna stop this useless cycle, smh

      • FortB says:

        My brother what can they do? How many functional APCs do the unit there have to chase the attackers? What communication do they have to really coordinate a proper counter attack and exploitation after absolving the attack? The problems are still huge nothewithstanding the recent purchases

    • Ola says:

      Well, that’s what you get when you settle for second best, fail to plan and do haphazard and shady procurement. As much as the T-72 still remain potent in this region, to me they are second best. Nothing stops the NA and the FG from dipping their hands deep into their pocket and making modern, government to government and substantial and modern procurement.

  22. buchi says:

    oga saleh thank you very much..

  23. buchi says:

    chad chad chad chad…hahaha two attacks from within ur territory by the vermin…I am beginning to agree with oga oje …the game is been played astutely

  24. Ola says:

    I am deeply disturbed at the news that BH are taking back towns NA already captured. In my humble opinion, true conquest is being able to KO the enemy and hold on to captured territory. The NA should have enough presence-in terms of personnel and equipment- in the whole of NE that even if the entire Chadian+Camerounian+Nigerien armies come together to assault NA locations on behalf of BH, they would meet stiff and deadly resistance from the NA. The rule should be “take back every location previously occupied by BH and dig in deep.” To me, nothing, no BH assault justifies the retreat of NA from locations NA had previously retaken!

  25. Sir Kay says:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-26/suspected-boko-haram-militants-attack-niger-island-army-complex?cmpid=yhoo

    A military base without lights? Watch towers? I mean, how on earth did an enemy caught you off guard on an Island, given the fact that they even came on speed boats and no one saw that coming? Oh boy

    • Are James says:

      I am getting very suspicious about everything. These guys rode in motorized canoes to attack this base. That is outboard engines bolted onto wooden canoes. I have been poring over a map and asking questions. Where were they keeping this gear?. Who has been resupplying them?. Where could they have taken off from, Nigerian territory or Nigerien territory?..Could it have been from Chad?. How does a millitant group conceivably in retreat from four nations mobilize to carry out the very recent offensives against their much more powerful adversaries?.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      There is nothing better than a picture. Thanks for this map, my Oga.
      It is quite clear that the last boko haram attacks on Nigeria and Niger Republic came from Chad. Didn’t we hear just a couple of days ago that both Chadian and Cameroonian forces were massing at the borders for a phantom “joint operation” in Sambisa Forest? How could 2000 boko haram members armed with tanks have got past them? Strange coincidence, or do they harbour boko haram?

      I can guess those boko haram communications dishes (other article) were pointed at a land mast in Chad as well.

      We need those SU-30’s like yesterday so that we can launch long range attacks. We also need high endurance drones can either fly far out over Chad or take pictures deep into Chad from Nigeria. These are the things we should be discussing with Russia and China, because our new found “darling,” the US, will not help us with such.

      Above all, we should be able to produce such drones ourselves, instead of relying on others. There are open source drones everywhere on the internet; as for long range camera’s, it is little more than compressing a telescope and sticking a CCD behind it. If the both Nigeria and the army are serious, we can cobble up such a system in two bloody months, instead of counting our toes and calling others.

      • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

        The West Via UN has not lost it’s focus of having a piece of the Nigerian pie, if we lose our focus and still keep hearing things like, F16s coming, fancy western stuff and do not make the best of what we have and can get. believe me we would let them have their wish and it would be worse that Chadian, Cameroonian and Nigerien presence. A lot of people still think they just made those breaking up statements and actions to veto arms to FGN in passing, well it was not, The West is good at keeping it’s focus, while we lose ours after a while and love words like “help, train”, like we are the never to learn imbeciles they would like us to be, I think we should focus on destroying BH as fast as possible, forget Chad & Cos aggressive posture for now, ( it is instigated by French/Francophone ambitions and the prompting of the West). It is no accident that the UN puppet African envoy, a few days ago asked GEJ if they could deploy Troops to the NE, for them it is not over till it is over or their arguments to be in Nigeria are shattered. For now let us fight BH hard and the the others for another day. what we lack in equipment we can make up with discipline and inherent ability of the fighting forces, involving coordinated use of all resources (CJTF- a priced asset, because they guarantee the support of local populace, without which it will have been a different story and endless human intel for planning offensive actions as well as knowledge of the enemies, MOPOL and the NPF, this makes the jailing of the policemen reported totally negative publicity and projects inherent coordination and synergy problems between the arms.
        Guys, BH was seen as a means of degrading the Nigerian Military to achieve the same purpose ( even they were not actively created by the West). We need to seat up and make the best of what we have right now.

  26. Oje says:

    Oga Kola well said, but the time for building Drones and aquiring SU-30 jets will come, for now we need to focus on ending this war with Boko Haram, either militarily or diplomatically. What sort of country is comfortable with having foreign troops on its soil doing what they like and badmouthing their host to the French media despite the fact they get paid $2 million a month. There is zero coordination. Remember September last year? after the ”Negotiation” scam Idris went silent, the next time we heard from Boko Haram they overan military basis in a blitzkrieg attack that shocked Nigerian troops. One week hundreds of Boko Haram fighters were surrendering in droves, faction commanders were attacking each other and Boko Haram seems history. The next week they have Nigerian soldiers on the defensive.

    As Nigerian forces made gains in the last few months the loquacious Idris Derby went mysteriously silent again. This guy loves the media, the attention it gets him yet for a more than a whole month we heard nothing from both Idris Derby and Shecow. Now Boko Haram has once again reared iots ugly head.Once beaten twice shy. Until we as a nation are ready to confront the menace of Chadian activities in the North East and investigate their every operations Boko Haram will never run out of cash. Since November last year %80 of Boko Haram fightes have been Chadian teenage kids not Nigerians. How does Boko Haram gets its supply of hard drugs in such large quantities to give to its fighters without being tracked?

  27. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    The West Via UN has not lost it’s focus of having a piece of the Nigerian pie, if we lose our focus and still keep hearing things like, F16s coming, fancy western stuff and do not make the best of what we have and can get. believe me we would let them have their wish and it would be worse that Chadian, Cameroonian and Nigerien presence. A lot of people still think they just made those breaking up statements and actions to veto arms to FGN in passing, well it was not, The West is good at keeping it’s focus, while we lose ours after a while and love words like “help, train”, like we are the never to learn imbeciles they would like us to be, I think we should focus on destroying BH as fast as possible, forget Chad & Cos aggressive posture for now, ( it is instigated by French/Francophone ambitions and the prompting of the West). It is no accident that the UN puppet African envoy, a few days ago asked GEJ if they could deploy Troops to the NE, for them it is not over till it is over or their arguments to be in Nigeria are shattered. For now let us fight BH hard and the the others for another day. what we lack in equipment we can make up with discipline and inherent ability of the fighting forces, involving coordinated use of all resources (CJTF- a priced asset, because they guarantee the support of local populace, without which it will have been a different story and endless human intel for planning offensive actions as well as knowledge of the enemies, MOPOL and the NPF, this makes the jailing of the policemen reported totally negative publicity and projects inherent coordination and synergy problems between the arms.
    Guys, BH was seen as a means of degrading the Nigerian Military to achieve the same purpose ( even they were not actively created by the West). We need to seat up and make the best of what we have right now.

  28. beegeagle says:

    This article suggests a Nigerian deal for FC-1 fighter jets direct from CHINA

    http://fighterjetnews.com/2015/04/26/going-round-in-circles-the-jf-17/

    • Are James says:

      Pakistan of all countries is actually receiving deliveries of JF 17s from China. A lot is happening with that programme that we dont know,… some Pakistani guy who maintains a JF 17 Facebook page has also been asking why Pakistan is going to receive 100 JF 17 from Chinko land when they were supposed to be making them locally.

      • Deway says:

        very simple, the Chinese production line is faster and easily meets Paki airforce requirements for over 100 aircrafts.

      • lachit says:

        @deway,are james
        i was meet with criticism by some fellows when i said that if nigeria should buy jf17 they should buy it from china.they said i was being anti pakistan
        the pakistanis have no worthwhile contibution to make to jf17.they only tinker here and there and help in testing the plane and its components.
        they fix the requirements and china develops them.
        pakistan simply assembles the various parts which is flown from china by the PAF c130 transport planes into kamra for assembling.
        and setting up infrastructure for 100% building of fighter aircrafts is no joke,
        (and do u think the chinese are fools to transfer all technology to another country, there is a difference between TALKING/PROMISING and ACTUALLY DOING SO).
        also u need to have a very good industrial base and effective R&D centers for local manufacturing.
        and also it will increase the cost per unit of jf 17 by more than 30-60%.if manufactured 100% inhouse due to added cost of setting up of all kinds of manufacturing industries.and also u need thousands of skilled enginners across various fields like quality control aeronutical,hydraulics,electronics,software, etc etc

  29. beegeagle says:

    These Westerners and their endless lectures? Uganda does not need Su-30s, Nigeria does not need stealth ships? WHAT exactly is the big idea? Prostrate military forces which can be attacked without having to pay a price for indiscretion?

    • tbite says:

      These people are mind boggling to say the least. You couldn’t make this nonsense up.

      Nigeria has been scooping up any Chinese hardware it can get its hands on, even stuff it doesn’t need like stealth ships.

      What an absolute joke.

    • Sir Kay says:

      Nigeria bought some and Argentina made a deal for the plane, but so what? Nigeria has been scooping up any Chinese hardware it can get its hands on, even stuff it doesn’t need like stealth ships.

      That was a quote from the article, we bought some jets? I mean thats what it says.

    • Henry says:

      Yet countries like Norway, Netherlands and Australia need 5th Gen F-35’s for their Airforce. Australia without a threat, and in the middle of nowhere doesn’t even need a military, only a police force and SWAT team is what they require.

  30. i dont think we should get too flustered by the article. its 1 man’s opiinion, we dont even know who he is.

  31. lachit says:

    bangladesh airforce to recieve the k8w trainer not navy
    http://www.bdmilitary.com/bangladesh-air-force-k-8w-delivery-imminent/

    bangladesh naval aviation is limited only on paper
    2 dornier only for SAR limited surviellance capability not MPA
    2 aw109
    3 z9 under order

    majority of bangladeshi naval ships are second hand chinese ships except 2 US hamilton class cutter classified as a frigate in bangladesh navy LOL.
    new ships are Durjoy-class, padma class fast attack crafts
    and now the shallow water Type-056 corvettes or OPVs under order

    • lachit says:

      also 1 ex south korean Ulsan class frigate which was a comedy really it was comissioned twice in BN.
      the only effective crafts in BN is the fast attack crafts/opvs etc armed with c-803,c704,silkworm anti ship missile they will be effective in Littoral warfare.
      plus they have ordered two very noisy second hand 035 Ming class submarines(based on soviet romeo subs of 1950s) for $200million

      presently all this is targetted towards myanmer and in future maybe india

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