Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Is Nigeria Using Mercenaries In The War Against Boko Haram?

Is Nigeria using mercenaries in the war against Boko Haram? 

Mercenaries have been reported fighting for the Nigerian armed forces in the recent confrontations with the Boko Haram terrorists in north eastern Nigeria. And have helped to retake the towns and villages captured by the insurgents.

Mercenaries Launch Dark War Against Boko Haram
Veterans of South African and Soviet bloc conflicts are fighting the militants - and may be just what is needed to defeat them.

Sources in Nigeria have confirmed that there are several hundred mercenaries flying helicopter gunships as well as fighting on the ground.

Many are operational only at night and handing captured ground to the Nigerian army in daylight

Mercenaries may be just what is needed to deal with Boko Haram.

There is nothing wrong in using mercenaries as long as they do the job they are paid for.
In fact I recommended them when I wrote the article on "Nigeria Needs Commandos and Mercenaries to Tackle the Storm Troopers of Boko Haram" published by Nigerian Times Blog on Friday, January 27, 2012.

If the mercenaries have been used earlier, Boko Haram would have been defeated and thousands of people saved from the rampaging terrorists

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