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Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by apoti(m): 2:49pm On Feb 11, 2015
The parliament of Niger has voted unanimously to send troops to join a regional fight against Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, in Nigeria.

A lawmaker, Mohammed Ben Omar, who spoke on the development, said: “The resolution was passed unanimously. All 102 lawmakers present voted favourably,” while another member of parliament disclosed that the resolution authorises the country to send about 750 troops to Nigeria.”

A Statement from Niger’s Defence Ministry – “Our soldiers are not like Nigerians. They don’t run.” On February 7, 2015, Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin, resolved to gather 8,700 troops, in a Multinational Joint Task Force against Boko Haram.

“The pooling of the efforts and resources of concerned countries will contribute without doubt to crushing this group which shows scorn, through its barbaric acts, for the Muslim religion,” Niger National Assembly President Adamou Salifou said.

In August 2014, nearly 500 Nigerian soldiers reportedly fled to neighbouring Cameroon following heavy fighting with Boko Haram militants amid claims the government troops were under-equipped to fight the jihadists. Nigeria’s Defence Ministry defended the move and referred to the fleeing soldiers decision as a “Tactical manoeuvre”.

Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuk, said the country’s general election will not be moved again and that all known camps belonging Boko Haram will be destroyed in the next six weeks.

“All known Boko Haram camps will be taken out. They won’t be there. They will be dismantled,” Dasuki said.

On Saturday, Nigeria and its neighbours – Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin – agreed to muster 8,700 troops, police and civilians for a wider, African Union-backed force against Boko Haram.

http://newswirengr.com/2015/02/10/our-soldiers-are-not-like-nigerians-they-dont-run-nigers-defence-ministry/

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by thaoriginator: 2:50pm On Feb 11, 2015
It's not our soldiers faults. GEJ and the Army chief are busy embezzling and sharing the monies meant for buy weapons. They are deliberately allowing the insurgents to have a upper hand. They are guilty!


Just help us kill them all, thank you sir!

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by KanwuliaJara: 2:51pm On Feb 11, 2015
Amen!!!!
Make una Keep una rubbish for NORTH DIA O!!!! kiss

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by noblealuu: 2:53pm On Feb 11, 2015
Imagine the indicting statement! Invariably the NA are cawardly. I dnt put ALL the blames on them anyway, but the low morale and use of out-dated weaponry to fight sophisticated and well-motivated terrorists. It's common knowledge that BH have moles in the NA and the generals are busy siphoning money meant for the procurement and stocking of the weaponry vis aviz the welfare of officers. It's so annoying that amidst all these setbacks, a number of our gallant soldiers have fallen just to enable us civilians sleep with our two eyes closed.

If all things were equal, Niger Army are not a force to reckon with in sub-saharan Africa let alone in Africa @ large! But here we are seeking Joint efforts from them it's really pitiable; smh!

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by BankManager(m): 2:55pm On Feb 11, 2015
We fought a 30-months furious civil war without borrowing a kobo. Now, to battle riff-raffs in the North, the Government went as far as borrowing $1 Billion ;yet our soldiers are still finding it difficult to totally eliminate Boko Haram..

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Uyi168(m): 2:55pm On Feb 11, 2015
Wuz gonna take d blame?-those at d helm of affairs...

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Nobody: 2:56pm On Feb 11, 2015
pikin when never go farm been think say them dey pluck yam ,wait make e set first we go know who dey run and who dey tear race.

after all the america wonder when US and their western friends make for media, how far.

how many peace keeping have your soldiers gone for.

how many tribes are in your country and which of them has the majority in the army.
what is the tribe of your president and that of the majority in the army.

our problem is not lack of equipment like we were made to believe(shekau have debunked that claim and APC have since then stop shouting that the army is under equipped)

Nigerian Army remains the strongest in Africa and that will be seen very soon when the coming shake up is effected.

we have a tribal problem coupled with religious intolerance . that's why some run so that others can be killed its all aimed at making 1 man incompetent.

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by sCun: 2:58pm On Feb 11, 2015
Niger's defence ministry didn't say any such nonsense.
When will APC stop ridiculing our soldiers, our military and our country?

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by segunjowo(m): 2:59pm On Feb 11, 2015
we don hear!
Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Nobody: 3:05pm On Feb 11, 2015
thaoriginator:
It's not our soldiers faults. GEJ and the Army chief are busy embezzling and sharing the monies meant for buy weapons. They are deliberately allowing the insurgents to have a upper hand. They are guilty!


Just help us kill them all, thank you sir!

Are you insinuating that Nigerien soldiers are better armed than ours Just asking undecided undecided
Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Truth24(m): 3:08pm On Feb 11, 2015
Chaii see washing..... Anyways help us first, later we go reply u in a more coded way

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by johnmartus(m): 3:09pm On Feb 11, 2015
The guy was referred to commander in thief ebele jonathan

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by dre11(m): 3:12pm On Feb 11, 2015
If its true he said this statement......






The military spoke to Niger is not professional.
This statement could spark some bad blood btw the two countries

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Pangea: 3:15pm On Feb 11, 2015
This saying of Alexander the Great comes to mind:

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

Nigerian Army has become an army of lions led by sheep!

What a shame!
The Army that performed excellently in Liberia, Sierra Leone et al, has developed cowardice under the sheep of Ebele!

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by phlemzy: 3:15pm On Feb 11, 2015
This is how far BH has disgraced the NA. So much repairs need to be done in the NA of today. It really needs total overhaul.

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by zimoni(f): 3:31pm On Feb 11, 2015
Craze dey worry dem.

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Faibuhari: 3:32pm On Feb 11, 2015
When a lot of Saboteurs are in the NA, a cusory look at the infantry unit of NA will tell you that the Hausa Fulani and Kanuris make up 80% of the force

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by adebisicutie: 3:33pm On Feb 11, 2015
He he he, see finishing.sad day for Nigerian army, they are now rigging tools and a universal joke grin

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by thaoriginator: 3:36pm On Feb 11, 2015
EUROBOMBER:


Are you insinuating that Nigerien soldiers are better armed than ours Just asking undecided undecided
Yes na. And better motivated. Ah ah, why are you denying the fact na? We have had several reports about the lack better fire arms by the soldiers. Is it not the reason why they protested against their commander that the matter landed many soldiers in court marshal?
Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by babadem2much(m): 3:54pm On Feb 11, 2015
I don't blame them they can say all they could na dem get dia mouth. I remember in 1982 then when my dad was still in the military, GMB was the commander that led our troops to chase the CHADIANS army who occupied our teritory he flushed them out. Well our top dogs are our problem. They are busy drinking tea n sleeping with women in Abuja, a real General goes to WAR but in Nigeria r our case is different

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by dkronicle(m): 4:18pm On Feb 11, 2015
Ow do u xpect our soldiers to fight when the commanders and chief dem aint helpin to boost there morale.

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by cirmuell(m): 4:27pm On Feb 11, 2015
Lmao, see shade. NA yaff finish under the clueless one. embarassed

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by papaejima1: 4:32pm On Feb 11, 2015
Ok.
Time will tell.

No need to talk much.

Cameroun told us how they rescued the wife of their deputy PM within 1 hr of kidnap and it later turned out they paid for her release 3 months later with cash and weapons.
They also bragged how they came in deep into Nigeria to bomb and kill Shekau at Konduga....

Today who is calling for International community to come save her arse?

So Niger no worry...Time will tell

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Bluetooth2: 4:32pm On Feb 11, 2015
sCun:
Niger's defence ministry didn't say any such nonsense.
When will APC stop ridiculing our soldiers, our military and our country?

Fishbrain

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by focus7: 4:39pm On Feb 11, 2015
Jonathan has turned Nigeria army into a mere mockery.

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Change2015(m): 4:47pm On Feb 11, 2015
aguiyi:
pikin when never go farm been think say them dey pluck yam ,wait make e set first we go know who dey run and who dey tear race.

after all the america wonder when US and their western friends make for media, how far.

how many peace keeping have your soldiers gone for.

how many tribes are in your country and which of them has the majority in the army.
what is the tribe of your president and that of the majority in the army.

our problem is not lack of equipment like we were made to believe(shekau have debunked that claim and APC have since then stop shouting that the army is under equipped)

Nigerian Army remains the strongest in Africa and that will be seen very soon when the coming shake up is effected.

we have a tribal problem coupled with religious intolerance . that's why some run so that others can be killed its all aimed at making 1 man incompetent.

Correction.
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-has-fifth-strongest-army-in-africa/193335/

Nigeria Has Fifth Strongest Army in Africa

06 Nov 2014

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Nigerian troops


The Global Fire Power ranking (GFP) measures countries’ military strength and gives a power index number in order to compare them to other countries. Below are the countries with the most powerful militaries in Africa.

1. Egypt
Egyptian military is the strongest among other countries in Africa due to the sheer size of its armed forces. Egyptian soldiers are well equipped and well trained, but are inferior to Israeli soldiers in terms of weaponry and training. More than 1.5 million individuals reach the army age every year. It has more than 800 military aircraft and 200 helicopters.

2. Algeria
Algerian military is made up of a modern army, navy and air force. Frontline personnel number more than 120,000 active personnel, which is well equipped and it has nearly 2,000 armoured fighting vehicles at its disposal. Algeria also has the added benefit of its own oil reserves, allowing it to use its own fuel to power tanks, aircraft carriers, naval vessels, and more. Algeria continues to be among the African countries with the best military power.

3. Ethiopia
Ethiopia has the third strongest military on the African continent as a result of both their large population and their long independence from colonisation. As a landlocked country, it has focused its resources on building its army and air force to an impressive degree. With a population of 38 million people, 24 million of the citizens are considered to be fit for active service. Ethiopia reportedly had around 182,500 personnel in their ground forces and a further 3,000 air force personnel.

4. South Africa
The country has got what it takes to be among the top countries in Africa, strong enough to be recognised. South Africa uses its very advanced army for pacification and international cooperation. Its aircraft and naval vessels are especially well equipped with the latest technology, and though the country has less than 88,000 active front-line personnel and 17,000 active reserve personnel, it has the capabilities and manpower for much more.

5. Nigeria
Nigeria has the second largest army by number of troops on the continent, but due to political instability and lack of equipment, it has been ranked just the fifth strongest country in Africa. The country has more than 1,400 armoured vehicles, 360 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal, as well as nearly 300 aircraft and 25 high-powered naval vessels. The army has been criticised for their heavy-handed manner in dealing with civilians during anti-Boko Haram operations in the North-east. The previous year, Nigeria occupied the 4th place.

#change
#GMB
#APC

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Change2015(m): 4:51pm On Feb 11, 2015
Faibuhari:
When a lot of Saboteurs are in the NA, a cusory look at the infantry unit of NA will tell you that the Hausa Fulani and Kanuris make up 80% of the force

When the government was using the army to rig in Ekiti and attempt rigging in Osun, were you worried about what tribes are in the army?

#change
#GMB
#APC

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by ignis(f): 4:52pm On Feb 11, 2015
What are these niggers trying to say?
Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by ejiro2130(m): 5:33pm On Feb 11, 2015
aguiyi:
pikin when never go farm been think say them dey pluck yam ,wait make e set first we go know who dey run and who dey tear race.

after all the america wonder when US and their western friends make for media, how far.

how many peace keeping have your soldiers gone for.

how many tribes are in your country and which of them has the majority in the army.
what is the tribe of your president and that of the majority in the army.

our problem is not lack of equipment like we were made to believe(shekau have debunked that claim and APC have since then stop shouting that the army is under equipped)

Nigerian Army remains the strongest in Africa and that will be seen very soon when the coming shake up is effected.

we have a tribal problem coupled with religious intolerance . that's why some run so that others can be killed its all aimed at making 1 man incompetent.


Are you not ashamed to say this??

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Akinsz: 5:39pm On Feb 11, 2015
The Army we have is PDP's Army. Poverty Development Party

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Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by clubone0502: 5:42pm On Feb 11, 2015
Una hear...my boys prove them wrong
Re: Our Soldiers Are Not Like Nigerians, They Don't Run - Niger's Defence Ministry by Nobody: 5:44pm On Feb 11, 2015
niger makes me laugh....boko haram willfinish them within two days i assure u guys

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