BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY FROM THE FRONTLINES OF NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA

A BTR-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle of the Nigerian Army in the Northeast

Nigerian Forces and a Super Puma helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force at the frontlines in N.E Nigeria

An upgunned Steyr 4K 7FA APC featuring a 14.5mm machine gun at the frontlines

Another Steyr 4K 7FA APC featuring a mounted DShK 12.7mm machine gun

An Otokar Cobra APC and a Landcruiser truck at the frontlines

PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY

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24 Responses to BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY FROM THE FRONTLINES OF NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA

  1. utumex says:

    Lovely images… enough to improve morale

  2. well kitted, armed and equipped troops and forces will always do the country proud

  3. Oje says:

    Chadian President Idris Derby tells Western Journalists that ” the war against Boko Haram is not over”, whats worse he said it in Abuja.

    Last i remember a guest country making unfounded comments statements on Nigeria’s war effort and making ridiculous operational assertions and remark without the consent or consultation with the hist country is technically illegal and should not be tolerated. This man says ”If he knew where Shekau is he will not tell the Nigerian government. Is this now an art of war and Saboteur against the Nigerian State? No doubt he is trying desperately to play down the unexpected blitzkreiglike decimated of Boko Haram in 5 weeks despite clandestine Intel, Supplies and support from Chad. I cannot wait for Buhari to assume office so we can see if for once Nigeria has a leader with strategic depth and foresight. This insult is becoming unbearable.

    • Are James says:

      I believe this guy was quoted out of context. What he meant was Shekau’s whereabouts are currently unknown to me and if it were it would be a secret and definitely not in the public space.
      This man would not insult Nigeria. He is here to get paid. He even found time to congratulate the man who would be authorizing the payments in future if he accepts the current arrangements.
      Also it must be said that Nigeria currently dominates the battlespace in terms of weaponry deployed and especially technology for real time understanding of developments in the battlefield. If anybody is likely to find Shekau, it is us.

      • rugged7 says:

        Idris Derby has been insulting Nigeria for donkey months.
        The guy is an expert in obfuscation, lies and underhand tactics.
        Nigeria an only trust him at it’s own peril..

    • Colloid says:

      Calm down Oga Oje. I dnt think Derby was referring to the Nigerian state. It was a reply he gave to the journalist who asked him if he still knew where Shekau III is. Most of the problem the world is having today is because of these journalist “leaking” and twisting narratives.

      • Am with Oje on this one, chad has been maneuvering for relevance and posturing from the get go. Trying to make Nigerian forces look incompetent and paint his forces as the heroes. I dont trust the dude

    • saleh says:

      He was quoted out of context. The statement was directed at the journalist.

    • Sir Kay says:

      ha, Oga, he was asked by a journalist about Shekau’s comment, and he said even if he knew, he wouldn’t tell the journalist, not Nigeria.
      Funny how other news sites changed his comment and turned it into something else, smh
      And if he said the war against boko haram is not over, he have the right to say it, have we forgotten that Chadians have been killed as well? so it concerns them too.
      Don’t get me wrong, i can not stand the guy, but truth is truth.

  4. rugged7 says:

    Nigeria’s push into Boko Haram’s forest stronghold fraught with risk
    -LA times

    http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-nigeria-boko-haram-20150512-story.html#page=1

  5. Omonon says:

    Wonderful, and job weldon.
    God bless Nigeria.

  6. Manny Aaydel says:

    Now that Nigeria is winning, they’re changing the narrative to us not being able to find the leaders of the group. When we were not doing well they said we could not fight BH. When we upped our game they said it was because we had mercs. With no evidence of mercs, they now admit we have freed thousands of abducted people and regained all our territory but have not found Shekau. So if we finally find Shekau, they will say we did it with Western intelligence abi? LA Times and its armchair analysts seem to know every inch of the Sambisa Forest (from their comfortable, faraway offices in the US and the UK) better than Nigerian troops who are on the ground!

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Oga, its not just that, they have been spreading all sorts of stories about refugees returning to “hunger.”
      It is very painful to them that they cannot have TV adverts with photo’s of malnourished children covered in flies, asking “white people” for money to help another “African tragedy.” Thank God Nigeria can take care of its own.

      It is all barely disguised racism.

  7. christlife9ja says:

    i agree the outspoken nature of the chadian president towards such a sensitive security issue should be looked into officially. how can a president talk so freely about such an issue. was he not the one that told everybody that he knew where the “outcast” was before?

    • Sir Kay says:

      Kind of a misleading headline, nothing in that article talked about some sophisticated craft, except for history of the force, and how they reactivated old assets.
      Funny how the headline have nothing to do with the contents of the article, weird.
      Then again i just woke up, vision is still blurry lol

      • rugged7 says:

        I agree.
        But then again, it’s PR NIgeria…
        The NAF has got to properly articulate it’s part in this Boko Haram war.
        Pictures and stories of it’s platforms and fighter pilots would be very well received.
        And please, i beg una in the name of GOD,
        Land our new air assets in a timely manner to assist in this counterinsurgency.
        Whether na JF17, scorpion, sukhoi, gripen etc
        Abeg una

  8. doziex says:

    Chief of air staff, oga just remember that our neighbor chad has acquired mig-29s, that can sweep NAF out of the skies, and the also have su-25s that hits harder than anything NAF has, including all the hardware that you are boasting of.

    Please sir, don’t be like your predecessors .

    You can boast about your achievements, but do it in the proper context.

    NAF still can’t protect Nigerian skies. Or is there another agency meant to do that ?

    • Sir Kay says:

      “NAF still can’t protect Nigerian skies. Or is there another agency meant to do that ?”
      Now that’s a priceless comment lol, oh lord.
      No mind them, its lack of priorities, after all these years, is it that hard to get better air assets, oh well

      • Dont mind them, they have not even acheived base requirements and they wanna be blowing their trumpets. I dont wanna believe he doesnt know what we need so I will say he’s just trying to pull the wool over our eyes. We Know better. How do you protect an airspace. Without full radar coverage sef? Hw many SAM (if any) sites do we hv. We hv an airforce that can battle ground forces only. The air is for the taking.

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