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Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by naijafresh: 8:31pm On Mar 12, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/world/africa/nigerias-fight-against-boko-haram-gets-help-from-south-african-mercenaries.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

News reports filtering in suggest mercenaries are involved in the ongoing offensive against Boko haram.

This news raises a lot of questions

So who is involved in this battle?
What is the input from the Nigerian Army?

Are the mercenaries responsible for the recent successes?
What are they doing that the NA can't do?

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Re: Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by ernecy(m): 8:36pm On Mar 12, 2015
Anything that will clean this scourge from dis country is welcome, who cares if it's machinery abi na mercenaries. All care about is that all this bastards to be wiped out before month end

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Re: Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by naijafresh: 12:19am On Mar 13, 2015
The war must be win by any means necessary I agree..

We need to prevent our country from being taken over by insurgents in the future as soon as this is over.
We dont want to end up like syria or somalia
Re: Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by naijafresh: 12:08am On Mar 17, 2015
http://saharareporters.com/2015/03/16/nigeria-denies-hiring-mercenaries-fight-boko-haram


So who are the foreign looking people then?
"technical advisers?"
Re: Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by upko1: 11:33am On Mar 17, 2015
naijafresh:
http://saharareporters.com/2015/03/16/nigeria-denies-hiring-mercenaries-fight-boko-haram


So who are the foreign looking people then?
"technical advisers?"
Nigeria is at war
Weapons are being procured from wherever and whoever sells, it doesn't matter if we are type rated on that particular hardware or not(ie if you use that particular brand)

So you see getting these weapons randomly without prior knowledge on maintenance for most of them and the need for these weapons to be used in the COIN at once

We brought in foreign Tech support, so our boys can get on the field training with these hardwares.
Re: Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by Nobody: 1:53pm On Mar 29, 2015
So which forces are actually doing most of the fighting.Is it the Chadians, the Nigerians or the mercenaries??
Re: Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by Nobody: 2:20pm On Apr 02, 2015
Commodore15:
So which forces are actually doing most of the fighting.Is it the Chadians, the Nigerians or the mercenaries??
Nigeria sir
Re: Who Is Actually Fighting Boko Haram? The Nigerian Army Or Mercenaries? by 14(m): 11:37pm On Apr 05, 2015
South african mercenaries

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