Here are the best Nigerian army photos of 2016/2017

As the year 2017 draws to a close, DefenseNigeria presents images that lays bare the suffering and devastation of the nearly decade long war with Boko Haram more
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Smoke bellows from the UN building in Abuja after a car bomb explosion on Friday, 26 August 2011. It was the first suicide attack in Nigeria.
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At least 37 people are killed and hundreds more injured in a Boko Haram attack at St. THERESA Catholic Church in Madalla Abuja.
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Vehicles burn after a bombing at a bus station in the Nigerian city of Abuja in April 2014.
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Boko Harams reign of terror picks up steam. Nigerians are dazzled, they scarcely believe what us happening to their country.
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Boko Harams reign of terror picks up steam. Nigerians are dazzled, they scarcely believe what us happening to their country.

The pictures of war-torn northeast Nigeria act as a stark reminder and a warning as to what could happen when the armed forces is neglected, devoid of investment and corrupt ridden.

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Aerial view of a Boko Haram camp destroyed by artillery taken from an Army helicopter.

In the history of social media, there are few campaigns that have attracted as much attention as the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. The effort to aid 270 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in mid-April became an international phenomenon in early May after former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted the phrase.

Her tweet was retweeted more than 11,000 times, according to the BBC. Soon First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Chris Brown, actress Salma Hayek and myriad other celebrities had joined in, multiplying the message across their legions of followers and attracting widespread media attention.

Women react during a protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 abducted schoolgirls, outside Nigeria's parliament in Abuja
Bring Back Our Girls Protest in Abuja

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Salma Hayek

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President Buhari meets BBOG campaigners, vows to defeat
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Christmas in Calabar.

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Nigerians celebrate Christmas at the Abuja national park.
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Christmas Day, Nigerian army Sapper (sniper)
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Nigerian troops celebrate Christmas in the Sambisa.
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Commander celebrates Christmas with troops in Falgore forest.
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Army commander celebrates Christmas with soldiers in the Sambisa.
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A suspected Boko Haram member is apprehended by security forces.
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Soldiers from the 104 Task Force Battalion wave the Nigerian flag in victory after a successful clearing operations against Boko Haram camps in the Sambisa forest.
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Nigerian soldiers sweep through Boko Haram settlements in a search
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Soldiers tend to a wounded comrade
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A Nigerian soldier points to the lifeless body of a Boko Haram fighter killed I a fire fight with troops from the 7th Infanry Division.
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Nigerian troops clear out Boko Haram camps.

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A T-72 M Tank during combat operations in the northeast.
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Chadian soldiers fly into Damasak, days after the town near liberated from Boko Haram militants.
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Soldiers from Chad played cards in Damasak. The force membetdbeere bewildered at havin becone foreign liberators without any help from the Nigerians.
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After three failed attempts Muhammadu Buhari is elected President.
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Before moving into the Aso rock presidential vila-which was under renovation, President Buhari summons the Joint Chiefs of Staffs to his private residence.
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….and subsequently fires them.
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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, marked the military ceremonies of the National Independence Day in Maiduguri, Borno State, the epicenter of the boko haram insurgency, to honor the courage and sacrifices of the Armed Forces.
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President Muhammadu Buhari, flanked by the Army COS Gen Tukur Buratai and Air Force COS Abubakar Sadique on Sunday, marked the military ceremonies of the National Independence Day in Maiduguri, Borno State, the epicenter of the boko haram insurgency, to honor the courage and sacrifices of the Armed Forces.
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Bullish lookung Nigerian soldiers carrying out search and destroy operations
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Another Boko Haram camp falls to Nigerian
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Nigerian troops carry out search and destroy mission after dislodging the Jihadi groups from
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Nigerian soldiers after another successful clearing operation in the Sambisa

 

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Nigerian army Field artillery troops.

 

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The Nigerian army introduces sniffer dogs to the

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