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  1. Colloid says:

    Hehehe… It would be a day of ‘reconing’ for the BH at the receiving end.
    Shred into pieces.

  2. jimmy says:

    *Blast from the past*.
    I did not know theses recoilless rifles that last action during the Nigerian Civil war (1967-1970) were used in this conflict.

  3. beegeagle says:

    Damn, mount some of these things on 3-ton QINGQI trucks and Landcruiser trucks and increase mobile fire support for convoys and for the infantry

  4. beegeagle says:

    The smaller one looks like a 73mm Chinese number while the bigger one is almost certainly a 106mm RR.

  5. freeegulf says:

    hehe the ubiquitous RRs, any resourceful commander would find these recoilless guns extremely potent in various roles, whether as bunker busters, convoy duty, and destroying boko tecknicals,
    the recoilless gun would continue seeing action for a long time. the Carl Gustav is another potent formidable hardware in the arsenal of NA

  6. Sir Kay says:


    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Boko Haram extremists tried to attack the biggest army base in northeast Nigeria overnight but met fierce resistance from soldiers who fired artillery throughout the night.

    Booming cannon and whooshing rockets woke up people living around Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the northeast’s biggest city. The ground shook as people prostrated themselves for evening prayers. Hundreds fled, though some were returning home on Thursday morning.

    Many villagers were killed by shells that hit the outlying village of Kayamla, where the soldiers engaged hundreds of militants, according to Muhammad Gava, a hunter who is secretary of the self-defense Vigilante Group of Nigeria.

    “Many of them (Boko Haram) were killed outside the trenches while some fled back,” said another civilian fighter, Ibrahim Musa.

    “We were with the soldiers during the attack and I was shocked to see that Boko Haram could be in such large numbers,” Musa told The Associated Press.

    An army officer said three women blew themselves up as the troops moved into Kayamla, one killing three self-defense fighters and the other two suicide bombers killing only themselves. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not supposed to give information to journalists.

    In Maiduguri, panicking people took flight, some women hefting babies on their backs while other children clung to their skirts. An elderly woman trying to run had an asthma attack.

    The army imposed a 24-hour curfew amid fears some insurgents have slipped through trenches and sand walls constructed to prevent a motorized assault after a Feb. 1 offensive in which the Islamic extremists attacked Maiduguri from four fronts.

    The curfew is “to protect lives and property of innocent and law-abiding people of Maiduguri,” said a statement from Col. Tukur Gusau, spokesman for the army’s 7th Division that is leading the fight against Boko Haram.

    A multinational force and Nigerian troops backed by bombing fighter jets and helicopter gunships drove the extremists from all towns in the northeast in a 14-week-long offensive. Nigerian officials have said they have the militants hemmed into their stronghold in the vast Sambisa Forest, which is about 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Maiduguri.

    An offensive on forest camps has freed some 700 girls and women held captive by the extremists. But it appears to be bogged down by militants’ land mines and booby traps.

    Maiduguri has suffered several attacks, including a March 14, 2014 assault in which Boko Haram invaded Giwa Barracks and freed hundreds of detainees. More than 600 people were killed that day, mostly unarmed detainees gunned down by Nigerian troops, according to Amnesty International.

    Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, used to be a city where people didn’t lock the doors to their homes. Its population of 2 million has been swelled by more than 300,000 refugees.

    More than 1.5 million people in Nigeria have been driven from their homes, some across borders, during the nearly 5-year-old Islamic insurgency. Last year was the bloodiest, with some 10,000 people killed, according to the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations.

    • Sir Kay says:

      So how did hundreds of terrorists get that close to Maiduguri? I thought such large scale attack can’t happen any more, since the areas are dominated by troops.
      Again, this is where good intelligence is important.

  7. Sir Kay says:

    Edward @DonKlericuzio · 3h 3 hours ago

    51 #BokoHaram fighters, 3 female bh killed in its failed #Maiduguri attack Nigeria, 3 soldiers, 6 vigilantees died

  8. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    This is an opportunity for reducing the numbers of BH cardre, The snake has been lured out of the hole it was hiding, now you do not let him strike and go back into the hole. Where were the aerial surveillance assets ( ATRs, Beechcrafts, D42), I hope they were not allowed to retreat intact ( Like we saw in the video). Like Eeben said “relentless pursuit”, It looks like they have been able to take the initiative again. Letting them escape in an organized manner means there would be a repeat. tactics should be to cut them off and kill them off, finito gone, then who is next. mobile forces and Aerial assets should be able to keep then constantly engaged and degraded, there should be enough knowledge of Maiduguri to pre-empt their escape routes for ambush. Too many of them got away in that Sambisa video, they should be taken when in full disarray, this guys are potential suicide bombers, urban fighters that would melt into the civil populace and strike again. when the snake comes out of the hole , it should not go back, it is harder to force it out into the open by the military.

  9. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    This is not the duty of troops actively engaged in contact and combat engagenment and under stress, It is the responsibility of the planners at HQ level.

    • G8T Nigeria says:

      I really admire what you do Mcshegz. In Ancient wars and even in WW1 and 2, images play important roles and gave morale to troops. The French and British used images in the past to make soldiers see themselves as imortals. The front pages of our dailies ought to have some of your works as well as barracks and bases. Images sends a million words.

  10. beegeagle says:

    TEMPLATE…constructed by the YEMENI ARMY

    An armored Toyota Land Cruiser gun truck with M40 106mm recoilless rifle turret…prospect for a collabo between PROFORCE and NAEME

    • Are James says:

      This turret has been thoughtfully designed but is still lacking a sighting mechanism.

      • beegeagle says:

        Yes, it lacks a sighting mechanism.

        Well, here is something from SYRIA…a TOYOTA LIGHT TANK featuring the turreted 73mm gun of a BMP-1 IFV..haha.

  11. beegeagle says:


  12. beegeagle says:

    Lol…of course I know that it is a MiL

    We are only saying that that panoply of rockets pods, smaller than the ones on the new weaponised M-17s, would make a good fit for the smaller Super Puma.

    These are probably 57mm rocket pods whereas the other on the NAF weaponised Mi-17 are at the very least, 81mm pods

  13. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Wilco on that, Sir

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