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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:37pm On Sep 22|
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:36pm On Sep 22|
It's just shear negligence and top brass not doing something about it.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 2:39pm On Sep 22|
Honestly the Airforce has been lucky over the years in terms of procurement.
It's high time we receprocate the same qesture to the Army.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:49am On Sep 22|
Great to see you @jakesporeshenko, will like to see more of you on the thread.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 10:45pm On Sep 21|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 9:27am On Sep 21|
Look at how close this bastard's got to !
Until when we make MRAP's/ IFV our standards for transporting troops this type of shit will continue to happen.
R.I.P to this gallant men.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 9:24am On Sep 21|
@NafeesaAA, it's fixed already
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 9:22am On Sep 21|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:36am On Sep 21|
My sincere apologies @NafeesaAA
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 10:36pm On Sep 20|
Egypt- here's something pretty unique: Egyptian troops (Sa‘ka forces, paratroopers) with Israeli Tavors (IWI Tavor X95) during joint training with Cypriot forces in Cyprus .
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 10:04pm On Sep 20|
Yeap you're right, I think it's his brother ?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 9:57pm On Sep 20|
We lost him in an ambush.
What a young and brave soldier
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:19pm On Sep 20|
[/b]ZAMFARA Bandit leader Dogo Dan Asabe has been KILLED by troops of ops Hadarin Kunnama at a Forest in Tsafe province SW Nigeria. More wounded Bandits fled to nearby villages in Niger Republic. Sources say many Bandits were KILLED in Coordinated attacks by NA[b]
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 2:50pm On Sep 20|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 11:36am On Sep 20|
Thanks man !
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 8:31am On Sep 20|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 8:19am On Sep 20|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 8:18am On Sep 20|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:51am On Sep 20|
Guys BATTLEFIELD DISCUSSION THREAD has officially attained 2000 pages.
Thanks for the contribution and constructive criticism over the years.
I'll want to take my time to mention some few folks that over the years there contribution has been so immense !
-@NafeesaAA our regular female member on the tread
Guys the list is endless and please if your name is not on the list don't be offended. @Jakeporoshenko if you're reading this, please we miss your photos and contribution.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:36am On Sep 20|
PHOTOS: Freed Officer Reunites With Wife, Reveals Sore Feet
Major, Christopher Datong, who was kidnapped by bandits during the invasion of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna has been freed and he reunites with his wife. His sore feet testify to his ordeal with his captors.
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 2:29pm On Sep 19|
ONCE AGAIN, ISWAP DESTROYS HIGH TENSION TOWERS IN BORNO STATE
More than Four high tension towers have been blown up by ISWAP along Auno, on the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
Sources indicate that more than four high tension towers that supplied electricity from Damaturu to Maiduguri were blown off again by suspected ISWAP men Friday night . The incident happened in Garin kuturu village which is about two kilometers away from Auno .
Four towers are already on ground while the fifth ones is about to give way.
Right now, restoration of electricity to Maiduguri the Borno state capital looks unlikely as a result of constant destruction of high tension cables that supply electricity to the state.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 1:32pm On Sep 19|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 10:13am On Sep 18|
A heartwarming News!!!!
TROOPS RESCUE MAJOR CL DATONG
Following the directive of the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs for 1 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and all security agencies to conduct decisive operations to rescue Major CL Datong who was abducted at Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Permanent Site on 24 August 2021 and find the perpetrators dead or alive, the Division in conjunction with the Air Task Force, Department of State Services and other security agencies, immediately swung into action by conducting operations in the Afaka general area to find and rescue the officer. The operations were being conducted based on several leads received from various sources regarding the abductors and likely locations the officer was being held.
The operations which have been sustained since the abduction of the officer proved quite successful and led to the destruction of several identified bandits’ camps in the Afaka- Birnin Gwari general area and neutralization of scores of bandits particularly, in the late hours of today, 17 September, 2021, the troops arrived at a camp suspected to be the location where Maj CL Datong was being held. At the camp, the troops exchanged fire with the bandits for overwhelmed them superior fire. In the process, the gallant troops were able to rescue the abducted officer. However, the officer sustained a minor injury but has been treated in a medical facility and handed over to NDA for further action.
The Division wishes to commend the efforts of the NAF, DSS , Nigerian Police and patriotic Nigerians for their invaluable support which contributed to the success of this operation. Our operations will continue until we capture or neutralize the assailants that killed two (2) officers in the NDA on 24 August 2021.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:19pm On Sep 16|
Get well soon soldier.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:18pm On Sep 16|
Troops, local vigilantes wasted neutralize scores of bandits/terrorists who had relocated from Zamfara State following current dislodgement to Maiha LG of Adamawa State and established a new camp.
Some of weapons recovered included 11 rocket launchers and three bombs amongst other weapons!
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 4:43am On Sep 16|
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BUREAU SUBMITS INTERIM REPORT ON AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVOLVING NIGERIAN AIR FORCE KING AIR-350 AIRCRAFT TO THE CHIEF OF AIR STAFF
Following the unfortunate incident involving a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) King Air -350 aircraft at the vicinity of Kaduna Civil Airport on 21 May 2021, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao directed that a joint investigative body consisting of experienced NAF safety officers and the Accident Investigative Bureau (AIB) be constituted to investigate the circumstances surrounding the air crash. After about three months of painstaking joint investigation, the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of AIB, Engr Akin Olateru FNSE, today 15 September 2021 submitted an interim report on the sad incident to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Amao, at his office at NAF Headquarters, Abuja.
The submitted report is organized into three sections namely; the information obtained in the course of the investigation; analysis of data collected in view of the Board’s Terms of Reference; and the conclusion, which covers the initial findings and immediate recommendations. It should be noted that at this interim stage, a total of 27 initial findings and 8 immediate safety recommendations were made for the convening authority as well as other aviation related agencies for immediate implementation. It is expected that the final report will contain the flight data recorder readout, the reviewed operator’s and service provider’s standard operating procedures as well as other detailed analysis.
While receiving the report, the CAS reiterated the main essence of activating the ‘joint investigative’ clause contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the NAF and the AIB on 1 July, 2020. According to him, the successful collaboration is a clear indication of the potency of collaboration in aircraft accident investigation, which must be encouraged. Air Marshal Amao also noted that such collaborative efforts make accident investigations more transparent and open while also stating that the outcome of the investigation is not necessarily aimed at punitive measures but essentially at generally improving safety in the aviation industry.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of AIB, Engr Akin Olateru stated that the joint investigation with the NAF was its first direct involvement in military air crash investigation in Nigeria and second investigation outside its mandate having also assisted Sao Tome and Principe in the past. He also stated that copies of the report, with the endorsement of the CAS, will also be submitted to the Hon. Minister of Aviation and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to ensure that the recommendations addressed to aviation agencies are implemented. The Commissioner also stated that although the accident involved a military aircraft and crew, it happened at a civil airport adding that the involvement of AIB in the investigation by the Nigerian Air Force would help in closing the gaps on the civil aviation side.
Director of Public
Relations and Information
Accident Investigation Bureau
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:33pm On Sep 15|
Definitely something good is coming from the delegations visit, all thanks to uncle Sam intimal denial.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 11:31am On Sep 15|
Leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been killed in Borno State, Daily Trust learnt from many sources.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:20pm On Sep 14|
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CAS ON OPERATIONAL VISIT TO GUSAU, CAUTIONS TROOPS TO BE FOCUSED AND VIGILANT
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji have been charged to remain focused and vigilant as they make concerted efforts towards ridding the entire North West of bandits and other criminal elements. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao stated this today, 14 September 2021, while on operational tour of Air Component under Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) in Zamfara State. According to the CAS, the current onslaught against bandits and their activities has continued to yield the expected outcome hence the need to remain focused disciplined and extra- vigilant until the security situation improves. According to the CAS, 'This is not the time for you to be complacent or assume that we have overcome the enemy. Rather times like this calls for utmost discipline, alertness and extra focus on the task ahead.' Air Marshal Amao went on to commend them for their gallantry, dedication to duty and resolve towards ensuring that the fight against banditry in the North west is brought to a conclusive end.
Earlier, the Joint Task Force Commander of OPHD who also doubles as the General Officer Commanding 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General UU Bassey, briefed the CAS on ongoing operations in Zamfara State and the entire North Western area. He informed the CAS that the operations have continued to yield the requisite results with bandits hideouts being destroyed and decimated. Maj Gen Bassey also thanked the CAS for ensuring that the Air Component as well as the NAF Special Forces are well trained and equipped for deployment to operational areas in the Region. According to Maj Gen Bassey, the renewed vigour exhibited by both Air and ground troops will no doubt be instrumental towards bringing the security situation in Zamfara State and environs to an end.
The CAS also took time to visit wounded airmen at the Federal Medical Centre and 207 Quick Response Group, Gusau where he assured them of NAF's commitment towards their medical attention and complete recovery.
It is important to note that the NAF Special Forces as well as its air element have continued to be key enablers and deciders in the fight against banditry in the North West. Indeed, in the last 2 months, several bandits have been neutralised through coordinated efforts between the air component, NAF Special Forces and other security elements in the theatre of operations. The joint operations, which is in its critical moments, has so far seen to the dislodging of key bandits' leaders and their followers as well as the destruction of their strongholds.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
14 September 2021
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ADDRESS BY THE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF LT GEN F YAHAYA AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF COMBINED SECOND AND THIRD QUARTER CONFERENCE 2021
1. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to Army Headquarters Command Officers’ Mess 1 Abuja for the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarter Conference 2021. As my maiden conference since assuming command as the Chief of Army Staff on 27 May 2021, this event offers an ample opportunity for us to brainstorm and interact on the state of affairs of the Nigerian Army and review our activities for Second and Third Quarters 2021 that are crucial to the stability of our dear country. This is with a view to coming up with new strategies for winning the war against terror and other violent crimes being perpetrated across the Country.
2. As you are aware, I took over command of the Nigerian Army at a very critical period when the nation is facing daunting security challenges characteristic of a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. This was rightly highlighted by the Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, during my first meeting with him. During the meeting, the President reiterated his orders for the Armed Forces to decisively deal with all security challenges facing the Country. Thus, as an Army we must strive to ensure we conduct ourselves professionally and respond adequately to threats against our nation in accordance with the Constitution.
3. In line with the President’s directive and my intent to rebuild the Nigerian Army into a formidable force, I conceived the vision of having “A Professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Missions within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”. Accordingly, it is my belief that my vision would drive my command philosophy which include Professionalism, Readiness, Administration and Cooperation as the cardinal pillars.
4. Professionalism is all encompassing, and it entails returning to the tenets of basic soldiering, adhering strictly to the customs, traditions and ethics of our Army as well as upholding regimentation and emplacing transparent sanctions and rewards system. It also involves the need for discipline and good leadership in all our operations. Discipline entails doing the right thing at the right time and place with or without supervision or prompting in tandem with our ethics, customs and traditions including our dress, salutation and haircut among others. Readiness on its own entails improved training, optimal resourcing, innovation and being proactive. I shall ensure that adequate platforms and equipment are procured both locally and from overseas to engender effective performance of our roles as we improve our maintenance systems to ensure operational successes and longevity of our equipment systems. Administration entails engendering the right attitude and frame of mind that are essential for operational effectiveness. I shall therefore ensure good administration of troops is emplaced to improve morale. We will prioritize welfare of personnel, promote merit, celebrate gallantry, honour our heroes, and support our families. Cooperation entails ensuring synergy at all levels and cordial working relationship with our sister Services, Ministries, Departments and Agencies to achieve our common tasks in defence of Nigeria.
5. We have commenced building bridges across the Services and agencies through robust joint, interagency, and inter-governmental framework to confront our current security challenges. As formation commanders and Principal Staff Officers, your role is critical to the attainment of my vision. As officers and commanders under whose charge are placed men, materiel, and other resources, you are the key drivers of these pillars. You must therefore note that even if we have all we require, we might not achieve much without you providing effective leadership, good attitude and acting professionally in all our conduct, of operations and other activities. I therefore charge you all to immediately key in to my vision so that together, we can take the Nigerian Army to greater heights.
6. I want to state that, the Nigerian Army under my watch will remain resolute and continue to chart progressive paths towards tackling the security challenges confronting the Country. Hence, I have directed that serious attention be given to sustaining and improving the tempo in all ongoing Nigerian Army operations across the Country. I have also directed for the conduct of special operations especially in the North Central and Northwest Regions to address the deteriorating security infractions in the Regions. Commanders must therefore glean from my Command Philosophy to ensure that operational and administrative proficiencies of Nigerian Army units and formations are sustained and improved upon. Commanders must seize initiative and commanders must take initiative, they must take decisive actions to defeat the threats in their respective AORs. I will not again take or accept no excuses. Gentlemen, failure is failure irrespective of the circumstances!!
7. I am aware of logistics constraints affecting operations across the Country and I am glad to inform you that efforts are in progress to provide us with combat enablers that would enhance and boost our operations. Concerted efforts are also being made to eliminate the threat of improvised explosive devices which has been a major impediment to troops and our operations in Operation HADIN KAI. I want to assure you that I am determined to rebuild the fighting skills, capacity, confidence, and morale of our troops across the various theatres of operations. Training must also be given due attention that it deserves. In order to achieve this, priorities for the fourth quarter of the year would include training and more training.
8. I will ensure that through functional training, officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army are equipped with the right attitude, competences and skills to effectively undertake daring missions in addition to developing special operations forces. This would be closely followed by procurement that ensures appropriate kitting and provision of protective gear, weapons, equipment and platforms. Let me however remind you all that while no effort will be spared in achieving these goals, it is command responsibility to ensure the sustenance and maintenance of all equipment. We must therefore strive to improve our maintenance culture to prolong the life span of our platforms and equipment.
9. I have serious concerns and very committed to restoring, developing, and improving the confidence, skills and competences of individual soldier progressively in his career up to Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers levels. I hereby charge Training and Doctrine Command along with the Department of Army Training, Corps and NA Schools to develop additional Leadership Training Modules, Courses and Curriculum to enhance the career of individual soldier. The aim is to develop the individual soldier’s competences to enable conduct his activities more effectively, assert his command and leadership role as Non-Commissioned Officer, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and Warrant Officer. We need similar additional leadership development Modules and Courses for our young officers to enable them grow as competent, effective leaders and commanders. We can explore officers and soldiers’ leadership training modules from other countries even though we should be alert and to domesticate them to best suit our needs, and our environment.
10. Sound administration of our troops is essential to operational effectiveness and high morale, hence troops’ welfare and that of their families will also be given paramount attention. Welfare is not only limited to monetary incentives or promotion, but it also includes effective and realistic training which would save the troops’ lives and avert injuries. Welfare includes genuine concerns for the troops well being, care and maintenance of their facilities and amenities, easing their challenges and hardship, sharing in their pains and joys, interacting with them humanely and with respect in accordance with the Service provisions. Welfare as part of effective training would include guiding and mentoring of subordinates, appreciating their strength and weaknesses, and being firm and fare to them in all circumstances.
11. At this juncture, let me appreciate all the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army for their unrelenting sacrifice and efforts in ensuring that the Nigerian Army fulfills its constitutional responsibilities. I will continue to demand that you redouble your efforts so that we can decisively deal with our adversaries or any group or person that threaten the peace and stability of our great nation. In so doing, we will achieve our end state of ensuring a peaceful and stable Nigeria. I will also be using this Conference to give very clear directives of what I expect from all of you.
12. At this point, it is with high sense of responsibility and respect that I wish to express the Nigerian Army’s gratitude once again to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, for his strategic guidance and unrelenting support to the Nigerian Army. On behalf of officers and soldiers of the NA, I once more pledge our total commitment to the defence of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
13. It is on this note that I, once again, welcome all the participants, especially our esteem guests and retired senior colleagues whom we have specially invited to glean from their wealth of experience. On this note, it is my honour and privilege to declare the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarter Conference 2021 open.
11. Thank you and God bless.
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