Thursday, March 12, 2015

South Africans.

This is coolbert:

That central government in Nigeria is now desperate. Has resorted to mercenary forces from South Africa. Mercenary units now in combat with the Boko Haram jihadists. A sure sign the Nigerian is unable on their own to deal with the problem.

"Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram Gets Help From South African Mercenaries"

"DAKAR, Senegal — Hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa and other countries are playing a decisive role in Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram, operating attack helicopters, armored personnel carriers and fighting to retake towns and villages captured by the Islamist militant group"

"The Nigerian government has not acknowledged the presence of the mercenaries, but a senior government official in northern Nigeria said the South Africans . . . conduct most of their operations at night"

. . . .

"A senior Western diplomat confirmed that the South Africans were playing 'a major operational role,' particularly at night. Equipped with night vision goggles, the mercenaries 'are whacking them in the evening hours.'"

Not since the time of Sandline and Executive Outcomes has the South African mercenary been in the news. Combat ready, trained, experienced and ruthless.


Troops [South African mercenaries] able and willing to fight at night and using night-vision goggles to their advantage, put the big hurt to the Boko Haram insurgent!

Nigeria a large nation with abundant resources and having considerable military force at their disposal. Their officers too trained in the English fashion and attending Sandhurst. So what is the problem that a mere handful of mercenaries are seen as an essential element?

But will it be enough?


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