A Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force, acquired in August 2014

Commandos of Nigeria’s acclaimed 72 Strike Force and a heartwarming array of REVA MRAPs in a combat zone


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  1. rugged7 says:

    Army Must Document Combat Operation Against Insurgency In North-East – Ex-Gen
    Posted by: daniel April 24, 2015

    ARMY-COUNTER TERRORISMRetired Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Bassey has called on the Nigerian Army to carefully document its experiences in the ongoing operations in the North-East with a view to improving on its overall combat efficiency.
    Bassey, who was the reviewing officer at the pulling out ceremony of 31 retired senior Army officers on Friday in Abuja, made the call in a Valedictory address on behalf of the retired officers.

    “Combat operation methods and logistics must be reviewed amongst others to enhance combat readiness and efficiency.
    “There is indeed no substitute to sound professionalism in the conduct of your duties, no matter its nature or degree of importance.
    “The current security challenge that the Nigerian Army currently faces comes to mind as we retired officers follow the trend of events that affect our constituency-the military.
    “It is heart-warming, however, to note that very significant progress has been made in the fight against terrorism.
    “The army must therefore sustain the current momentum and put this difficult moment of our national history behind us”, he said.
    Bassey commended the Chief of Army Staff and all personnel of the Army for the accomplishment and assured them of the retired officers’ support, always.
    He urged the officers to remain loyal and to be extra vigilant always, adding that they must demonstrate total commitment to their duty to the nation, irrespective of the circumstances.
    Bassey said the retired officers should consider themselves fortunate to have retired from the service with sound health.
    “Going down memory lane, you will recollect that some of our colleagues paid the supreme sacrifice along the line under various circumstances, all in the service of our dear nation.
    On his part, the representative of the Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Ugo Buzugbe, said retirement was a process in the army and as officers were commissioned one day, they would also retire one day.
    Buzugbe, who is the Chief of Policy and Plans of the Nigerian Army, said the ceremony was to honour some of their colleagues who were retiring after serving meritoriously.
    “In the army it is a thing of pride to have joined the army, serve in the army and retire meritoriously in sound health.
    “Service in the military is service to humanity because it is only the profession that you pay the supreme price.
    “As long as we have conflict that will demand the military involved, we are ready to pay the supreme price as that is what service in the army is all about.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 17 Majors General and 14 Brigadiers General were honoured at the ceremony. (NAN)

  2. freeegulf says:

    the major failing of the NA is the under utilization of TRADOC. the centre has become merely a place to conduct exams for officers and nothing more. its so unfortunate that when a maj gen is sent there as commandant, he knows the next place after that is his village.

    TRADOC is meant to be the think tank of the army, the brain that formulates ideas, asses, reassess, produces good orbat for contemporary challenges and even for future ones too. but no, is such a redudant place for next step retirement. without this input from TRADOC, the idea of a general staff in NA would never attain fortuitous height. yes JAJI and NDC remain strategic, but they all serve various purposes that cant be as streamlined as TRADOC

    on the issue of retirement, the retired officers are not been used properly. they could still pool their resources and expertise to the benefit of the army. a think tank for retired officers, where they can still remain useful would be a good idea. of course, provided they did not become a parallel institution wielding untold influences.

    our major request from the army is unanswered, oga beeg in the NE to cover a segment of the WoT. over to you oga DARP.

  3. doziex says:

    Yeah oga freeegulf, you made some salient points.

    Pakistan’s effective ISI, is populated by retired generals like the erstwhile intel boss General. Hamid Gul.
    We in nigeria should find similar use of our own generals.

    Secondly, shame on NA or which ever authority is involved in army propaganda.

    You give vice news a front row seat, but you ignore the repeated requests of the same by Beegeagle.

    Na una sabi.

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