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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 2:02pm On Apr 14

This is totally ridiculous. Shameful as well.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 1:42am On Feb 08

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has intensified the bombardment of armed bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara State and environs. The air strikes were preceded by days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, initiated based on credible Human Intelligence reports, which led to the identification of several camps being used by the bandits to launch attacks against innocent civilians.

One of the air interdiction missions was conducted at dawn today, 7 February 2019, at a location in Rugu Forest South of Gurbin Baure, where some armed bandits were seen assembled by a logistics truck parked near their compound-hideout. The ATF dispatched a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack helicopter and an Alpha Jet to engage the bandits’ truck and compound. Overhead the target area, the bandits were seen dispersing in different directions with some attempting to make a getaway in the truck. The helicopter strafed the moving truck in successive passes immobilizing it and neutralizing its occupants. The Alpha Jet simultaneously attacked the compound and destroyed one of the huts harbouring the bandits, which was seen engulfed in flames. Credible Intelligence sources later revealed that several bandits were killed as a result of the attack.

The NAF, working in close coordination with surface forces and other security agencies, will sustain its reconnaissance and air interdiction missions to neutralize the armed bandits and deny them freedom of action in the area.

Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force


They need more powerful and accurate weapons. They fired off a bunch of rockets and barely hit anything. What a huge waste of money. One or two good missiles could of taken that whole camp out.


Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 12:33am On Jan 27

The the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, today, Saturday 26th January 2019, commissioned the newly established Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) and the take off of the production of the prototype of the light and heavy infantry vehicles at Rigachikun, Kaduna State.

The event also featured facility tour of Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company production line, Which include NAC-V production line, B vehicles assembly plant, Fitter machine plant, Engine overhaul shop, Engine testing bay, Fabrication, Painting and Spray shop as well as Foundary and Metal Smith shop. The COAS also commissioned some refurbished A and B vehicles and other equipment resuscitated by the NAVMC.

Present at the historic occasion were Honourable Yusuf Zailani, Majority leader, Kaduna State House of Assembly, the Chairman, North East Development Commission and former Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General PC Tarfa (rtd), the current Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, Principal Staff Officers from Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders and Commandants of the various Nigerian Army training institutions and the representative of the Emir of Zazzau and other dignitaries, as well as officers and soldiers, community leaders and members of Rigachikun community. In fact, the visibly elated members of the host community, instantly decided to crown the Chief of Army Staff as the Garkuwan Rigachikun.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
26th January 2019

Odd how any new military facilities are always built in the North. Looks like an extreme case of marginalization to me.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Is Boko Haram Funded By The Lebanese In Nigeria? by HORRORIZON: 6:01am On Jan 17
Interesting question in which leads to another. How exactly would they benefit from doing so? What motive would they have to do so?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 1:11am On Jan 15
And yet your only issue with my statement was it's comparison to the N word?
Even when what you just said in the bolded, made clear it isn't a term people wanna throw around, how's that different from what i was trying to say? Moving on, good for you sir

"racial slur"
A derogatory nick-name generally used when talking poo about people from a specific race

Well in the same way many black folks, unfortunately, embrace the title of ghetto or hood, many whites also embrace the term redneck. Listen to country music and you'll notice how loads of songs have the artists referring to themselves as rednecks just as many black artists in hip hop songs refer to themselves as hood or ghetto. They have more to do with a type of lifestyle than it does race.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 12:22am On Jan 15
I got that, and I'm reminding you guys that the term is considered a racial slur, so thou must not use that word on the street grin, well specifically in the US, you risk getting unfriendly reaction, it's like akin to a white guy calling you Nigga grin

No it's not. Cracka, peckerwood or Honky is akin to Nigga. Redneck is akin to calling a black person ghetto or hood. It goes along with calling a white person trailer trash.
Politics / Re: U.S., Europe may stop giving visa to Nigerian elite, politicians from tomorrow, by HORRORIZON: 2:15pm On Jan 14
Only in Nigeria !

After elections, the embassies will capitalize on this and start refusal on a large scale.

Good. Stay home, help build your nation. Stop running from your problems.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by HORRORIZON: 2:13pm On Jan 12

What redundancy and what varied form does combat with BHT take place?

You're a Dunce. cheesy
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 7:00pm On Jan 11

Nobody is asking for hand me down or gifts, it’s hard in fact almost impossible to pocket money in a government to government deal with no middle men.

Do well with the money they're giving and Papa china might increase your allowance on the next pay day.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 5:41pm On Jan 11
Corruption in Nigeria is exaggerated, what will their N2bln do in the current realities. Maybe buy foodstuff for IDP camps, but other than that, nothing.

If the Chinese want to help, they should give us a credit line for military hardwares.

You are part of the problem with that nations staggering insatiable levels of corruption in which are very real and problematic to your nations current state and seemingly bleak future.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 1:20pm On Jan 11
Twenty - four hours to the close of the portal for the recruitment of 10 , 000 police constables, the number of Nigerians that have applied to join the Nigeria Police Force has reached over 294,851 .

The recruitment , which began on November 30 , 2018, was expected to close on Friday ( Today ) as required by the Federal Character Commission which stipulated that advertisements for recruitments into Federal Ministries , Departments and Agencies must run for six weeks to give applicants enough time to apply .

The spokesman , Police Service Commission , Ikechukwu Ani , said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, that Niger State maintained its lead with 17 , 790 applications .

Bayelsa State , on the other hand, kept its last position with 1, 797 applications.
The statement said , “ As at 12 . 30 pm on Thursday , 294, 851 applications have been received . Niger State is followed by Kano with 16 , 800 and Katsina , 16 ,666 . Lagos State is second from the rear with 1, 720 applications, followed by Ebonyi State with 2 , 2

Full Story: https://www.hgsmediaplus.com.ng/2019/01/candidates-applying-for-police-job-hit.html?m=1

Lol at the major difference in numbers between northern and southern applicants. It clearly shows why Northerners dominate the numbers in that nation's security forces.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 11:20pm On Jan 10
SMH. @HQNigerianArmy
forces always seizing 3 or 4 AKs, a few magazines and some bullets. While BHT empty whole garrisons of weapons and logistics and post it on facebook.

Lol. And they always say that they've killed a mass of them and then in the pics there's like 5 dead ones.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 8:46pm On Jan 10

In the determined efforts to wipe out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists that now goes by the appellation of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), the gallant troops of the newly formed Nigerian Army Special Forces Command (NASFC), Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have given the terrorists that attacked troops location in Baga a bloody nose. The triumphant troops, particularly the highly revered 707 Special Forces Brigade which is the vanguard of the great exploit, dealt the decisive blow that neutralised several terrorists along that axis despite prior warning to them by some unpatriotic elements.

The Special Forces commenced clearance operations on 28th December 2018, where they cleared Zare, Gudumbali, Kukawa and Cross Kauwa without any resistance from suspected terrorists. However, at Cross Kauwa, the unfortunate ISWAP terrorists made a costly mistake of raising their ugly heads. In professional fashion the troops exploited the situation to instantly and decisively neutralise the insurgents and captured some equipment.
Though some of the terrorists attempted to infiltrate troops camp at Monguno, the gallant troops lured them and neutralised many of them and recovered some arms and ammunition.

The troops who are in high spirit had since linked up with other forces in Baga where they cleared the Naval Base and the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, in the process, the Special Forces lost one officer and a soldier, while 5 other soldiers sustained injuries. The remains of the two fallen heroes and the wounded have since been evacuated. The injured soldiers are in stable condition and receiving medical attention. The troops are now busy consolidating and clearing vestiges of the terrorists within the northern Borno State axis with special emphasis on the Lake Chad region.

The Special Forces attained these great strides in close operational synergy with Air Task Force of the Nigerian Air Force who gave Intelligence and close air support by bombarding the ISWAP terrorists. The outstanding and dare devil exploits of the NAF's pilots gave more courage and fire power to the troops. Similarly, the Nigerian Navy Special Forces were not left out of this gallant efforts.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
10th January 2019


This article was already posted here. Also the 3rd picture down of the few posted just up top is old as dirt. It is from like 2013 or around there I believe and has been circulated many times over. What is the point of these sources posting up fake information, pictures in this and other recent reports? Just showing the truth will go a long way.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 3:17pm On Jan 09

Check these sources out.


Lol. BUSTED! How in the hell do they expect to gain the support of the people if they keep lying to them every chance they get.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 4:42pm On Jan 07
Militarily, Egypt is light years ahead of the rest of Africa. "slight exaggeration", but you get the point. They are doing an amazing job with keeping up with their advancement in weaponry and equipment, and all of their equipment is kept looking very professional without all of the silly camo coloring all over their aircraft. Their soldiers always look well supplied, organized and disciplined. You can tell they take great pride in their forces.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 4:24pm On Jan 07
Silly people, is this how you issue invitation? I mean, why do we always use force with everything? All you have to do is question whoever wrote the article and figure out their source, which of course real journalists will never divulge, but still you don't need tens of soldiers and cops for this, and no need to seize their equipments either

To be honest, if an American News outlet did do and or is suspected of having done what these news outlets are accused of doing, I beleive FBI would have been ordered to do the same thing. The issue here is that the Military was involved in the operation. The task should of been left up to the Nigerian Police or the Nigerian FBI equivalent.


Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 3:52pm On Jan 07

In their determined efforts of wiping the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have embarked on aggressive clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts and crossing points with tremendous results. It is in this line that they neutralised quite a number of them and recovered various calibre of arms and ammunition in such areas around Goniri in Yobe State, Damasak, Kross Kauwa and Monguno, among other locations in Borno State. Specifically, the 120 Battalion and the newly formed Nigerian Army Special Forces Command have neutralised over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in various encounters. The Nigerian Air Force Air Task Force component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been giving close air support to ground troops and also faciliating hot pursuit of fleeing infiltrating terrorists in the on going operations. Significantly, the Air Task Force have destroyed several Boko Haram terrorists gun trucks and facilities. The gallant troops have also been repelling attempted efforts by the terrorists to infiltrate their locations. Buoyed by the Chief of Army Staff's presence and motivation, the troops in the frontline are in renewed positive fighting spirit across the theatre to stop incursions and annihilate the terrorists. The battle has now further shifted to the fringes of Lake Chad and other suspected Boko Haram terrorists enclave along the borders.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
6th January 2019

If this is true, great job on them in managing to take the momentum back. Involving larger numbers of SF on the front makes a major difference when fighting a group like BH, but my opinion is that... at this stage in their efforts, the NA really needs to start actually showing video and pictures of the activities. I mean that of the actual dead BH, many folks will call this report a lie and or highly doubt the accuracy of it after all of the issues the force has been having in their fight against BH and other insurgent groups. A picture and video is worth a thousand words as they say. Showing a couple of old guns and some ammo on a blanket every time they say they had a success aint gonna cut it for most. They will get the support of the people they desire to have once they begin showing actual solid visual proof of their successes, guaranteed. That's just my opinion. American, Russian, British soldiers all visually document most of their engagements against ISIS and the Taliban and post them on Youtube or facebook as proof that they are successfully cutting them down. The Nigerian Air Force is doing a good job of this, the Army really needs to stop being shady, and follow suite.


Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 3:09pm On Jan 05
The US military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo after its presidential election.

US President Donald Trump told Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities should violence break out in DRC’s capital Kinshasa

Voters in Congo went to the polls on December 30, two years after they were first scheduled to be held, to elect the successor to President Joseph Kabila, who has been in power for 18 years.
“The first of these personnel arrived in Gabon on January 2, 2019, with appropriate combat equipment and supported by military aircraft,” Trump’s letter to Congress read.“Additional forces may deploy to Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the
Republic of the Congo, if necessary for these purposes.”

“These deployed personnel will remain in the region until the security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes such that their presence is no longer needed,” the letter continued.

Congo’s electoral commission is scheduled to release the provisional results of the presidential election on Sunday, but it has said there could be delays because of the slow arrival of tally sheets.


They'll be in a neighborhood near Nigeria next month, come election time, guaranteed.
Politics / Re: Armed Bandits Take Over 8 LGAs In Katsina by HORRORIZON: 3:01pm On Jan 05
Nigeria is becoming a failed state.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 2:58pm On Jan 05
To me, Nigeria soldiers look better, comparatively, than the soldiers from the other African nations posted. Weather it be when well kitted or in casual mode. They are also better looking people. This does not however mean that Nigeria shouldn’t spend more money on kiting them to NATO standards if possible

Lol. Joke of the century. #Jokester.


Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 11:16pm On Jan 03
Wow, it seems alot of you have really taken my comment to heart. Lol. Just to let you know, I and many other Black-Americans or AA if you prefer... have been been questioned by Africans on as to why some if use call themselves AA when we are not African. They would state that as African immigrants, they are real AA while we are just "American blacks". I take no offence nore care at being refered to as AA, but I do think it more fitting in my own personal situation to be refered to as simply BA.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 9:14pm On Jan 03


Not really, my family is like 12 or 13 generations and lots of European and Native mixture removed from being African, as is the case with most of us. Culturally and genetically most of us are as African as Native Americans are Asian.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 8:25pm On Jan 03

But u re african American

Black-American, not African.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 5:55pm On Jan 03
you call the MI-35M junk ?

Compared to what they can be buying and using but are too corrupt and careless to do so; yup JUNK! I'm not trying to be vindictive; I'm not even Nigerian, hell I'm not even African.. and Nigeria as a whole, in all of it's realms of performance pisses me off. Over the past 18 years of observation I really expected much much better out if that nation by now. I feal sorry for you guys who have no choice but to deal with all of that triflingness that goes on there, and just hope and pray on the seemingly mythical better time that looks as though will never come.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 5:04pm On Jan 03

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of the 5 crew members who were on board the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M Helicopter which crashed in combat yesterday, 2 January 2019, while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak in Borno State. The deceased personnel, whose remains have been recovered to Maiduguri, are:

a. Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob - Pilot in Command.
b. Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas - Co-Pilot.
c. Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim - Flight Technician.
d. Lance Corporal Adamu Nura - Gunner.
e. Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael - Gunner.

These gallant fallen heroes made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our Fatherland, for which the NAF, and indeed the entire Nation, owes them an unending debt of gratitude. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on behalf all officers, airmen, airwomen and civilian staff of the NAF, commiserates with the families of the 5 fallen heroes and prays that the Almighty grants their souls peaceful repose. The CAS was in Maiduguri today, 3 January 2019, to convey the condolences of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammed Buhari, to personnel of the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE over the unfortunate loss. While in Maiduguri, the CAS also received a condolence visit from the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.

The NAF appreciates the overwhelming support shown by the general public to the Service over the sad incident. We continue to solicit your understanding and support as we daily strive to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.

Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force

Sorry to hear about this happening, but this is what will continue to happen when your leaders are content on having their military buy and use a bunch of junk.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 4:50pm On Jan 03
The picture of his excellency the president Abdel Fattah Alsysy, commander in Chief of the Armed forces on board the helicopter carrier: Anwar Sarratt L1020 of the Egyptian Navy.

Lol. This Egyptian guy is here just to show you Nigerians up. In a thread full of crappy outdated Nigerian equipment and reports of horrible military performance he's here on the regular posting up Egypt's vastly superior equipment and professionalism. Probably laughing his azz off while doing it too. I find it all hilarious.


Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 4:40pm On Jan 02
Army Declares Nigerian Doctor, Perry Brimah, Wanted For Allegedly Raising Funds To Feed Troops

The Nigerian Army has declared wanted Dr. Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in Diaspora for allegedly launching a global fundraising scheme aimed at generating money to provide food for troops in the North East.

In a statement released this morning, the Army says the fundraising is fraudulent as the Nigerian soldiers sent to prosecute the war against Boko Haram in the North East, do not lack food nor logistics. The Army says it is working with INTERPOL to also declare him wanted.

The Army called on Nigerians to come forward with information on how to track Brimah. Read the statement below

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a fraudulent and criminal fund raising by one Doctor Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in diaspora, tagged “Global Campaign To Provide Food For Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram”. The criminal embarked on this fund raising venture ostensibly to defraud unsuspecting members of the public especially the international community to fund subversive activities and personal life style. The criminal is using the following contact points for the fund raising;

info @ ENDS.ng
Tel: +1-929-427-5305; Whatsapp: +234-903-420-3031.

We wish to state that the Nigerian soldiers deployed in the North East or elsewhere, neither lack logistics nor food as the fraudster wants unsuspecting members of the public to believe. The Nigerian Army never faltered in providing necessary logistics to troops to the extent of providing extras especially during festive periods. Therefore, this move by Doctor Brimah is nothing but a scam as there is nowhere in the world where troops were fed through donations by members of the public.

We would like to further state that there has never been complaints of lack of food by soldiers talk-less of starvation. The so called Dr Perry Brimah or his agents do not represent the Nigerian Army or her soldiers. Whoever believes and falls victim to this criminal act does so at his or her own risk. In addition, the Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Interpol are working hard to declare him wanted and extradite the International fraudster to face justice. Therefore, we request the general public for any information on the whereabouts of this fraudster.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Source: https://www.gistkit.com/naija-news/army-declares-nigerian-doctor-perry-brimah-wanted-for-allegedly-raising-funds-to-feed-troops/

Lol Is this a joke?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 3:13pm On Jan 01

I don't disbelieve you as I have said, the British train a battle group for a year before deployment, chef, doctors the lot. So even new/inexperienced soldiers will perform with the experienced ones in their midst. It is in the British psyche.

You must also remember that some of the British FOBs mostly had to put up with terrorists on foot launching attack after attack. I even know of one instance of British troops in a FOB where they held out for quite sometime and the enemy got so close they had to fix bayonets.

I don't think anyone wants you to praise without reason, but fault generally lies with the top brass. We do know there is corruption and it is even worse with the politicians. You have a country this large and dominant in West Africa, yet look at the military.

Even Senegal in better equipped. Until we have politicians who stop politicizing the military and invest heavily in proper training and equipment, this situation will continue.

One can only blame Nigerians for supporting and electing the same set of crooks over and over again. The nigerian psyche has to change and it includes the common man in the street.

Nigerians should put pressure on the government whether through their Representatives or peaceful protests. Well, I have said my piece and hope things change, it not, then I feel sorry for the country.

I am no longer directly affected as I have dual nationality and well away from all the wahala.

You obviously did not watch the video. The group was not a existing group prior to their mission to go and secure this location. Most never even trained or fought together. They were a mismatch of men randomly scavenged out of various other units that were already fighting elsewhere in Afghanistan. Once they were assembled they were immediately hurried to a chopper and sent off to defend this remote backcountry depot from 500 Taliban fighters.

Many of them never even fired there weapons in combat before. There were sone Danes with them at first that were very well armed but they were pulled out to got to another mission leaving the Brits very under equipped to properly deal with the enemy, But they didn't complain, they didn't run away and they didn't panic, enabling them to continuously stay fucus and in control of the fight, even after losing several men in the process.

These were not special op soldiers by any means, but you can tell that they were well educated and most of all DISCIPLINED, witch allowed them to continuously think and act well under pressure. Nigeria's Army needs to begin recruiting better qualified men and women. They need more intelligent and disciplined recruits. Another thing one will notice about the Brits in that video is that they where an ethnic hogwash of men, many were Irish, some English, some Scotts and one was even Fijian, I rarely see this type of ethnic mixture going on in the Nigerian Army units I've seen on youtube.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 2:43pm On Jan 01
US group makes revelations on Buhari govt, Boko Haram, deaths of Badeh, Alkali

The Defence and Foreign Affairs latest report published by the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA) based in the United States of America, has stated that the deaths of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh (retd.) and a former Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, Major General Idris Alkali, “were not a coincidence”.

ISSA is a Washington-based non-governmental organisation with a worldwide membership of professionals involved in national and international security and strategic policy.

President of ISSA, Gregory Copley, told ThisDay that their analyses were not released to the public but to governments that the organisation has affiliation with.

The report released over the weekend and obtained by the newspaper stated that corruption among top military chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari is the reason Nigeria is losing the war against Boko Haram terrorists.

It stated that at present, the Nigerian government had completely and comprehensively lost control of the engagement with Boko Haram and could show no instance when the government presently had tactical, theatre, strategic, or information dominance of any aspect of the conflict.

It reads in parts, “It is fair to say that the Nigerian intelligence community itself is no longer sure what groups even comprise ‘Boko Haram’, nor has it addressed the international logistical, ideological, and support aspects contributing to the ongoing viability of the groups.

“The conflict will almost certainly prove the undoing of the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 16, 2019, presidential elections.

“Despite this, the only significant engagement which the Nigerian military leadership — up to and including the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. (rtd.) Mohammed Babagana Monguno – seems to prioritise is the fight to stop the leakage of information about massive corruption, running into the equivalent of several billions of dollars, in the purchase by senior military officers of major military capital goods and military consumables, including the troops’ own food.

“The conduct of the war in the North is tied to the corruption in the military, and Buhari — ring-fenced by his own team — is unable to tackle the issue.

“His poor health does not help, but he had always (even as a military president, taking office on December 31, 1983) been indecisive and vindictive.

“This ongoing set of characteristics mean that the coming months will be dramatic, even more than the dying days of the preceding administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

“It is significant that Buhari, who received the findings of the commission as much as a year ago, has refused to allow it to be made public and he, through National Security Adviser Monguno, has attempted to have the commission disband.

“However, it is believed that Monguno and Buhari are aware that copies of the report are beyond their reach and could be released unofficially if further attempts are made to assassinate commission members.

“The commission, investigating defense procurement from 2007 onwards, made significant strides which were initially accepted by the Buhari government, until the scope of the inquiry went beyond the period relating to the former government of Pres. Goodluck Jonathan, and began to show corruption patterns extending into officers still serving under President Buhari.”

The report stated that the death of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal (retd.) Alex Sabundu Badeh (who became Chief of Defence Staff), and that of a former Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, Major General Idris Alkali, on September 3, 2018 were not a mere coincidence .

It said, “Given the upsurge in momentum by ‘the highest levels of government’ to stop the findings becoming public from the corruption commission on defense procurement, it is plausible that the attribution of a criminal ‘kidnapping-attempt-gone-wrong’ against the Air Chief Marshal was a convenient excuse to ensure that the victim — Badeh — could not divulge in court the pattern and details of corruption which has grown even more rampant in the current generation of defense leadership.

“On September 3, 2018, the retired Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali, was also killed, ostensibly by a gang of youthful protestors who set up a roadblock near Jos, the capital of Plateau State. His body was discovered on October 31, 2018. And his death was blamed on ‘an irate mob’, who were protesting in the Du-ra-Du community against the September 2, 2018, killing of 11 members of their own community.”

The report further stated, “No significant economic or political progress can be achieved in Nigeria until the issue of the Boko Haram insurgency is resolved. Other insurgencies are also expected to emerge, or re-emerge, particularly in the Niger Delta. And while other pending internal security issues are important, it is on the BH issue that the prestige, credibility, and reliability of Nigeria is assessed by the international community. Thus, all questions of the viability of Nigeria as a candidate for inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and international cooperation are dependent on a resolution of the BH issues.

“Domestically, resolution of the BH issue is a pre-requisite to enabling issues of intra-Nigerian regional equity imbalances to be addressed. Moreover, the credibility of the Federal Government as an arbiter of justice is assessed by the domestic electorate and the world community.”


Ok, so basically this is saying that the US gov. has lost confidence in Buhari to properly lead nigeria as his poor health and judgment has become a major threat to the people and resources of the nation. They are afraid that if he continues as president, that BH spread in the nation will get out of control and spawn the reemergence of militant groups in the south in wich will threaten the oil/gas supplies and the billions in new investments american business has of resent years pumped into that region.

This is a situation they can not allow to happen; thus they are going to insure that Buhari does not win this coming election. And it looks as though they have already told him this. They gave Atiku his travel privileges to the US back as a means to show that they support his bid and style of government he seeks to create, which will be significantly more multi-regionally focused with a slight tilt toward the SE.

Through Atiku, expect the US military to, in the future, play a much more visible and prominent role in Nigeria's defense in the coming years as is the case with Egypt. A situation of do what I say (including appointing US approved Nigerian defense members to strategic defence spots aimed to majorly eliminate or reduce the corruption out of the military) and in return the force will get what it needs to do its job properly and confidently. Another major issue mentioned in the report was the fact of that they were displeased with the significant level of tribalization in the military, especially the Army where it's by far most prevalent. Through Atiku, the US obviously will see to it that this issue is eliminated as it majorly degrades the effectiveness of the force to execute its missions and other tasks.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 1:12pm On Dec 30, 2018

In furtherance of the commitment of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to ensure availability of more serviceable platforms for the prosecution of the ongoing war against insurgency and other forms of criminality in the country, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, yesterday, 29 December 2018, during his operational visit to 115 Special Operations Group (115 SOG) Port Harcourt, inspected the ongoing in-house reactivation works on Mi-35P and EC-135 helicopters. Upon completion in the first quarter of 2019, the reactivated aircraft would be available for deployment to enhance NAF operational efficiency in the discharge of its constitutional roles.

The operational visit to 115 SOG was one of the series of visits by the CAS to NAF units across the country to assess the operational readiness in tackling emerging security challenges as well as progress of work on the reactivation of various platforms. The CAS, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP) NAF Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Muhammodu Muhammed, was conducted on an inspection tour of the completed Base Defence Coordination Centre (BDCC) by the Commander 115 SOG, Air Commodore Elijah Ebiowe. He also commissioned a new block of 18 single-bedroom Corporals and Below Quarters. The BDCC, which is equipped with communications and surveillance equipment to boost the operational capacity of the Unit in the area of intelligence gathering and real time coordination of the Base Defence Plan, would also help in timely response to security exigencies within the Unit’s Area of Responsibility (AOR).

While speaking during the visit, the CAS stated that the current NAF administration places high premium on the welfare needs of personnel, as evidenced by the various projects embarked upon across NAF units to meet accommodation and other welfare needs. Air Marshal Abubakar thanked the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, for providing a conducive environment for the Service to function effectively and efficiently.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Tactical Air Command (TAC), AVM Oladayo Amao, thanked the CAS for providing the human and material resources to accomplish numerous projects in NAF Base Port Harcourt. According to him, the CAS’ footprints were clearly visible throughout the entire TAC with the completion of several other projects, in addition to ongoing ones. “I can assure you that, these and other projects in 115 SOG are only a fraction of the overall efforts by the CAS to improve the well-being of our increasing number of personnel in various NAF Bases across the country. We are grateful for the guidance and strategic direction from Headquarters NAF in the areas of infrastructural development and operational efficiency”, he said.

Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force

Why do they paint all of their airframes with these ridiculous brown or green camo colors? It looks ridiculous, it shows a complete lack of focus and it doesn't make any practical sense at all to do so. Plus it's wasteful. All airframes should be a standard form of grey, much the same way all navel vessels are.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 10:14pm On Dec 28, 2018

It's where I have been for the past few weeks. It was really tactical and again you would think these guys have access to military locations. It started with infiltration by small units which was being repelled by troops. Immediately it got so consistent, there was several chatter On radio from and Intel on consistent attack at several units so everyone had to prepare. They came hard, shifted military attention and rounded us up. Some concentrated on denying us advances while larger numbers moved in on MNJTF troops and the naval base. The fight had no direction and after few hours. We had to start flying flag several tactics to avoid blue on blue on convoy. Picked up several NA guys too. Heard there's casualty at MNJTF but no idea on the naval base.

The town still stands but MNJTF was overrunned and now in our hands. Their aim was simple because there was a "very sudden retreat" by those we were engaging. I guess this happened after looting what they wanted.

The airforce disengaged several of them too.

SF in consistent engagement. Doesn't sound too good everytime.

Did anybody get any video footage of any this?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by HORRORIZON: 10:06pm On Dec 28, 2018

Please recall that yesterday, Wednesday 26th December 2018 suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the headquarters of 7 Brigade Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Baga, Borno State, at about 7.00pm. The troops along with their Nigerian Navy counterparts put up a very determined fight to repel the attack throughout the night, while Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE sent in reinforcement who are in hot pursuit of the terrorists. Similarly, a Search and Rescue team has been constituted.

The Nigerian Air Force component has also been mobilised and are engaging the fleeing terrorists. Unfortunately, a naval personnel was killed in action. So far, no further details of casualties yet as efforts are on going to clear the terrorists hiding in Baga and environs.

We enjoin all to remain calm as the troops conduct clearance and mop up operations. We implore members of the general public to disregard any contrary information circulating on the attack. We will keep you posted with development on the pursuit and mop up operations.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations 6
27th December 2018

Lol. Whoever believes this mess is a sure enough Fool with a capital F.

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