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

Published 5 years ago by: MrJohn
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at 06:59 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)

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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.

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ozzeey at 07:12 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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Good development by d army.
edpete at 07:21 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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I think this should be made secret naa. Naija!!!! haba!!!!
Foxtroft at 07:24 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 08:04 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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i hope these are not tanks that were recovered from junk yards in Russia, and freshly painted .
deboalabi262 at 08:21 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 08:28 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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News like dis is suppose 2 be secret
Ann2009 at 08:38 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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Why must it be made public
dareper at 08:44 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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I see, so what next now?
misterjohn at 08:58 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 08:44 PM, 22/12/2014
I see, so what next now?
run for your life
blackijawboi at 09:08 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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darlington_iyke at 10:17 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 10:46 PM, 22/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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Wishing them luck..
EmekaBlue at 06:06 AM, 23/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 06:12 AM, 23/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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na wa for dis our people ooo,,,,,
jamoki at 06:40 AM, 23/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 07:26 AM, 23/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
CammyWhite at 07:50 AM, 23/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 09:13 AM, 23/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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We are gettin there!!!!!
echeeche at 09:30 AM, 23/12/2014 (5 years ago)
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They are lieing to the public,
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