BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY: THE LIBERATION OF MUBI BY THE 115 TASK FORCE BATTALION IN PICTURES

A MT-LB multipurpose tracked vehicle (left) and a Landcruiser gun truck at Mubi

The Commanding Officer , 115 Task Force Battalion which recaptured MUBI, Lt Colonel Danjuma Abdullahi(middle) addressing his men at their base

Men of the 115 Task Force Battalion in bullish mood following the recapture of MUBI

A T55 tank in Boko Haram hands which was destroyed by a T72 AV tank at the Mararaba area of Mubi metropolis

An insurgent-operated motorised machine gun destroyed at Mararaba

PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA

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FIELD IMAGERY: NIGERIAN MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE NORTHEAST REGION

Nigerian troops on the march in the Lame-Burra Forest

Mopping up in the Lame-Burra Forest

L-R: A BTR armoured personnel carrier, a tracked Steyr APC and a Panhard Sagaie armoured fighting vehicle at Baga

Nigerian Army combat engineers clear the road of landmines as troops advance on Baga

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PRESIDENT BUHARI HOLDS MEETING WITH SECURITY CHIEFS

VOICE OF NIGERIA
3 June, 2015

The Nigerian President,Muhammadu Buhari has held his first meeting with the National Security Council, made up of Service Chiefs and other security top shots. The meeting took place at the Defense Guest House, Maitama, Abuja.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin said the Service Chiefs were on the verge of relocating the military command to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in the North East; adding that it was a Presidential order that had to be obeyed as quickly as possible.

Vice Admiral Jibrin noted that the military would sustain the tempo of the recent successes against the Boko Haram sect calling for more assistance from members of the public in terms of intelligence gathering.

“All Nigerians should continue to support the military and provide us with the needed intelligence, any suspicious movement should be reported to the police of course the police will make that available to us. You know as we continue to put pressure on them, in the Sambisa area, they will try to run away from there and then create further problems, using improvised explosive devices”. he said.

On the details of the meeting with the President, Vice Admiral Jibrin said: “Since he was inaugurated as our Commander-in- Chief, this is the first time that we are formally meeting him to give him general security briefing of the country,and that went very well, we have been able to provide insights into the security situation of Nigeria”.

On the issue of Boko Haram, Vice Admiral Jibrin said; “The Boko Haram issue, like I told you we have just given him general briefing with respect to general security situation. Specifically on Boko Haram, with the level of successes being recorded, we want to maintain the tempo, and sustain it until they are rooted out.

Other Service Chiefs in attendance at the meeting were Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Kenneth T. J. Minimah, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal A. N. Amosun and the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.

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INAUGURATION DAY AT ABUJA: A COMBAT-KITTED IGIRIGI ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER

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BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY: NIGERIAN ARMY REVA MRAPs

New to the inventory: REVA MRAPs and commandos of the Nigerian Army’s 72 Strike Force

A foreign war correspondent (VICE NEWS) walks behind Nigerian soldiers as they march into battle

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos and Nigerian Army soldiers, somewhere in the conflict-prone far northeast

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FIELD IMAGERY FROM NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA

A Vickers Mk.3 Eagle tank seized by Nigerian troops from Boko Haram seen here in Bazza, after the Nigerian military recaptured it from the insurgent group.

Perils of a soft-skinned vehicle: A military vehicle pockmarked with
bullet holes is seen abandoned along a road in Bazza

PHOTO CREDIT: Akintunde Akinleye/REUTERS

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BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY FROM NIGERIA’S FAR NORTHEASTERN THEATRE

Nigerian armoured column on the move with a Steyr APC following a MT-LB multipurpose tracked vehicle

PHOTO CREDIT: BBC

A T55 tank used by Boko Haram Islamic militants captured by Nigerian troops at Uba, North East Nigeria, 01 March 2015.
(Henry Ikechukwu/EPA)

A soldier walks past a burnt building in Michika town, after the Nigerian military recaptured it from Boko Haram, in Adamawa state May 10, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

A Landcruiser gun-truck of the Nigerian Army at MUBI (Photo REUTERS)

Nigerian troops on the move

Attending to the conflict-affected

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