PRESIDENT JONATHAN VISITS THE TROOPS AT BAGA, MUBI AND MAIDUGURI

President Jonathan visiting the troops in Baga today, inspects arms & ammunition seized from insurgents.

Mr President mingles with and addresses the troops at Mubi

President Jonathan and his men. Standing immediately to the right of the C-in-C is a bespectacled Major General LO Adeosun, GOC 7 Division of the Nigerian Army

PHOTO CREDIT: DR REUBEN ABATI

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ARTICULATE YOUR STRATEGIC VISION (2015-2035) FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY

Maimalari Sand Dunes, NE Nigeria

Tulo Tulo Oasis, NE Nigeria

Kuri Wakko Sand Dunes, Yusufari, NE Nigeria

The labyrinthine Niger Delta..3,014 creeks and waterways

IDPs in the extinct volcanic Gwoza Highlands, 1300 metres high

RUGGED AND ROCKY..beautiful GWOZA

(Photo Credit: PEACE OF NIGERIA)

Obudu Mountains, SS Nigeria

In the foothills of the Mambilla Plateau

Varied landscapes of the Federation of Nigeria

BEEGAGLE’S BLOG
25 February, 2015

Good day, savvy gentlemen with attitude :-). How una dey?

It is no longer a secret that the prescriptions made on this blog resonate through the topmost echelons of Nigeria’s DEFSEC architecture.

Following on the heels of the unsolicited but very well-received articulation on a Special Operations Command for the Nigerian Army, permit me to again crave your indulgence in offering perspectives on the way forward for our resurgent Nigerian Army.

In so doing, please be guided by the following ‘Terms of Reference’

– what do you think the NA have learned or not learned after 25 years of non-stop combat operations across various theatres at home and abroad

– Liberia 1990-97, 2003-2004
– Sierra Leone 1991-2001
– Somalia 1993-94
– Bakassi Peninsula 1993-2008
– Niger Delta 2006-2010
– Northern Insurgency 2010 till date

– what would be your ideal ORBAT for the Nigerian Army drawing from the foregone experiences and from the fact of the most diversified geography on the continent – jungle, swamp, delta, savanna, mountain, sahel and desert? How should such formations be deployed and poised for decisive impact?

– what do you think should be the ideal size of the Nigerian Army, judging from the fact of our 177 million-strong population and the continuous habitation of over 94,000 communities from end to end?

– given the lessons of our military history, what adjustments to NA doctrine would you suggest?

– what is your preferred scope for a training regimen and what training synergies should Nigeria develop to guarantee the maximum effectiveness of our Nigerian Army?

– what do you hope to see by way of field exercises and why?

– which way forward for local defence production at DICON and the Special Vehicle Plant?

– what should be the core procurement focus of the Nigerian Army, where should Nigeria acquire her weaponry from, why and what should we seek to gain from these transactions?

Please contribute your quota meaningfully and be guided by the spirit of patriotism in your iteration. What we seek is to ensure that the unfortunate and unsavory lessons which have been learnt in 25 years are put to the best possible use in charting a new way forward for our glorious Nigerian Army.

Increase the peace !!

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NIGERIAN ARMY ARTILLERY CORPS CONDUCT FIELD TESTS ON A FRESHLY-SUPPLIED SAMIL TRUCK-MOUNTED BIG GUN

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE COMMENCE THE INDUCTION OF Mi-171Sh TERMINATOR ASSAULT HELICOPTERS (WORLD EXCLUSIVE FIRST PHOTO)

PHOTO CREDIT: DAKINGSMAN, A SILENT BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER

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NIGERIAN TROOPS, NOT FOREIGN TROOPS, LEAD NINETY PERCENT OF THE FIGHTING TO LIBERATE SEIZED TERRITORIES FROM BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS – BORNO GOVERNOR

Nigerian Army troops and Landcruiser gun trucks

LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPERS
Kareem Haruna
Feb 24, 2015

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has yesterday said that
90 per cent of the ongoing battle to reclaim seized territories under the Boko Haram terrorists is being carried out by the Nigerian armed forces and not by the foreign troops as “wrongly” perceived by the media.

Shettima insisted that soldiers of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republics cannot claim undue credits for the current successes being recorded over Boko Haram because the Nigerian forces are playing larger role in the
exercise.

“We appreciate their efforts and
support for the government of Nigeria, but it should be known that the bulk of the job of cleansing our society of these Boko Haram lunatics is being done by officers and men of the Nigerian armed forces who are
ably supported by the Nigerian Air
force”, Shettima said.

“I don’t want to dwell so much on the inner workings of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations which I have access to; but by and large we
appreciate the efforts of the Chadian, of the Cameroonian and Nigerien troops; but I can say that 90 percent of the job is being done by our people – our own soldiers”.

Shettima who made this remark
during a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri, by the new Commander of the 79 Composite Group, Nigerian Air Force, Maiduguri , Air Comodore Christopher Eyi Egbuoba, said all that the troops of the three neighbouring African countries had been able to do was not
more that 10 percent of the job
needed to be done.

“Some of them especially the Cameroonian had assisted us by
sealing off the borders.

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FIELD IMAGERY: NIGERIAN ARMY, AIRFORCE LIBERATE THE ALL-IMPORTANT CROSSROADS TOWN OF BAGA

Nigerian troops advance on Baga on either side of a fit-for-purpose Toyota Landcruiser gun truck which is optimised to operate in the unforgiving terrain.

Nigerian troops enter Baga with a Chinese-built SINOTRUK lorry towing a M56-2 105mm howitzer

Even as the Toyota Hilux is not optimised for Sahelian-Saharan operations, Nigerian troops in arrive the strategic town which bestrides the borders of four African countries in bullish mood, notwithstanding.

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNIGERIA

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THE NIGERIAN ARMY HAVE QUIETLY INDUCTED EITHER THE BTR-94 OR BTR-80 APC

COMPARE

BTR-94

BTR-80

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