Nigerian Army Acquires Computerized Tanks To Attack Boko Haram [Photos]

Published On: December 22, 2014, 6:59 pm
Author: MrJohn
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The Nigerian Army has reportedly acquired several T-72 computerized tanks, to bolster the war against Boko Haram.

The Russian T-72 main battle tank was produced at the Malyshev HMB Plant, based in Kharkov, Ukraine and at UKBM Nizhny Tagil, Russian Federation. The T-72 first entered production in 1972 and an estimated 50,000 have been built.

Some photos have surfaced the internet, supposedly from a Soldier, which shows men of the Nigerian Army and the T-72 tanks.

Since the war against the Islamic terrorist sect began, Nigerian troops have often complained of insufficient ammunition and equipment to prosecute the war.

The tank is fitted with a 125mm D-81 smoothbore gun, a 7.62mm co-axial machine gun and a 12.7mm air defence machine gun mounted on the commander’s cupola. It also carries 45 rounds of 125mm ammunition, 22 rounds of which are carried on an automatic loading carousel.

-- ozzeey (f) at 22-12-2014 07:12PM
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Good development by d army.
-- edpete (m) at 22-12-2014 07:21PM
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I think this should be made secret naa. Naija!!!! haba!!!!
-- Foxtroft (m) at 22-12-2014 07:24PM
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         We have read this news before. But what is all the hype abt this T-72 Russian technology that was invented in 1972. Kudos to the Nigerian government but to me 1972 technology is not good enough and also Russian technology is not that reliable. They could have done better by acquiring latest technology from countries like Germany, Israel and United States. Believe it or take it, the Islamic organization that sponsors the Boko Haram will soon provide enough money to acquire the latest technology that will counter this T-72 very soon. Nigeria government can definitely do better
-- osarobo62 (m) at 22-12-2014 08:04PM
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i hope these are not tanks that were recovered from junk yards in Russia, and freshly painted .
-- deboalabi262 (m) at 22-12-2014 08:21PM
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This is a waste of money. Why acquiring 1972 archaic technology from Russo of all countries, uhhh? The boko haram guys will be laughing at GEJ and his cohorts in government. Bad advisers indeed? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

-- Abubu86 (m) at 22-12-2014 08:28PM
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News like dis is suppose 2 be secret
-- Ann2009 (f) at 22-12-2014 08:38PM
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Why must it be made public
-- dareper (m) at 22-12-2014 08:44PM
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I see, so what next now?
-- misterjohn (m) at 22-12-2014 08:58PM
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Quote from: dareper on 22-12-2014 08:44PM
I see, so what next now?
run for your life
-- blackijawboi (m) at 22-12-2014 09:08PM
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-- darlington_iyke (m) at 22-12-2014 10:17PM
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naija get secret....mtcheew abeg no wonder Cameroon never wanted to share intelligence information with them

dem no no sey boko boys dey social media.....Stupid
-- mjay05 (m) at 22-12-2014 10:46PM
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Wishing them luck..
-- EmekaBlue (m) at 23-12-2014 06:06AM
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Even if boko dey media does it mean they can repel the d strong attack! Abeg put fear in them joor so they might see seriousness and dismantle.Even america dey display their weapon
-- morgrawl231 (m) at 23-12-2014 06:12AM
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na wa for dis our people ooo,,,,,
-- jamoki (m) at 23-12-2014 06:40AM
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Dnt mind this mumu GEJ who called himself president. History will never forgive him. It is now that it's time for him to order outdated army equipments. When B/H finished innocent people. Everything has a green go in Nigeria. He is not controling anything takless of his army. Please boot him out as he is a shame for Nigeria.
-- elchymo (m) at 23-12-2014 07:26AM
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
-- CammyWhite (f) at 23-12-2014 07:50AM
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Sorry, but that reads like they've bought just ordinary tanks - nothing special. From the title, they should be advanced robotic tanks, not 40-year-old junkers!
-- bebmigared (m) at 23-12-2014 09:13AM
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We are gettin there!!!!!
-- echeeche (m) at 23-12-2014 09:30AM
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They are lieing to the public,
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