The Nigerian Military’s Most Riveting Pictures in 2016/2017.

2016 was a year full of stunning captivating  photography of the Nigerian armed forces.From army battle tanks on land to warships at sea to warplanes and infantry . These are the most riveting and captivating photos from the Nigerian Army,Navy,Special Forces and Air Force.

A NAF ATR-72 patrol plane assigned to the Reconnaissance Squadron flies over cloud cover on an ISR mission.
Men of the NAF Regiment practise their marksmanship in a test range.
Nigerian air force Special forces Regiment in a training exercise somewhere in northeast Nigeria.

Launch crew from Reconnaissance NAF Reconnasance Squadron taxi a CH-3 attack drone down the runway for launch

Launch crew from Reconnaissance NAF Reconnasance Squadron taxi a CH-3 attack drone down the runway for launch.
Abubakar Shekau, the comical and charismatic commander of the worlds deadliest terrorist group -Boko Haram, flanked by his commanders taunts the Nigerian government in one of his numerous comical propaganda photo-op.
Abubakar Shekau, the comical and charismatic commander of the worlds deadliest terrorist group -Boko Haram, flanked by his commanders taunts the Nigerian government in one of his numerous comical propaganda photo-ops
A Nigerian soldier returns from duty in Northern Nigeria and surprises his wife.
A Nigerian soldier returns from duty in Northern Nigeria and surprises his wife.
Nigerian Air Force Special Forces soldiers give chase to fleeing Boko Haram insurgents during a raid on a Boko Haram camp in the Sambisa forest.
He never got far.
NAF Special Forces in action during a sweeping operation to dislodge Boko Haram from their last stronghold in the Sambisa forest.

A Nigerian Navy Warship.
NNS UNITY,one of the Nigerian Navy’s new stealth patrol vessel.
A Nigerian Navy Agusta Westland helicopter is strapped into holding hooks on the deck of NNS Unity a it transits the Atlantic.
Crew of NNS Unity.
Nigerian Air Force Special Forces Regiment hover over the roof of the Murtala International airport during an air assault training in Lagos.
Men of the Nigerian Air Force Regiment conducting a counter terrorism hostage rescue exercise at the Murtala International Airport, Lagos.
Men of the Nigerian Air Force Regiment conducting a counter terrorism hostage rescue exercise at the Murtala International Airport, Lagos.
After the capture of the Sambisa forest, the Nigerian Army Chief of Staff Tukur Buratai in a symbolic gesture to showcase the defeat of the Boko Haram converts the hitherto stronghold of Boko Haram into an Army shooting range and sports complex.
An F-7N pilot sits in his aircraft on the flight line.
A pair of F-7N fighters take off on a strike mission against Boko Haram targets in Nigeria’s northeast.

Nigerian soldiers in cuffs arranged before a military tribunal.
Nigerian soldiers given the death sentence for mutiny
Nigerian soldiers given the death sentence for mutiny
A NAF helicopter circles trees during a search and rescue training mission.
A NAF helicopter circles trees during a search and rescue training mission.
An RM-70 rocket artillery fire 133 mm shells 12 miles down range into Boko Haram positions.
Artillery troops pummel Boko Haram positions

Air Force ground crew 33mm weapons loadout on an L-39 aircraft.
Air Force ground crew 250 Ib bomb weapons loadoiut on an Alpha Jet.
Air Force ground crew 250 Ib weapons loadout on an Alpha Jet .
L-39 MB given cleared for take off.
Captain of the Indian Naval Pacific Fleet salutes to NNS Unity during a port call.
A Nigerian soldier stands between the 24 armoured vehicles donated by the United States to the Nigerian military at the Nigerian Army 9th Brigade Parade Ground in Lagos on January 7, 2016. Credit Gettyimages

A medic tending to a soldier hit as they are pinned down by heavy suppression fire from Boko Haram insurgents during combat operations.

Nigerian Soldiers on a Search and Destroy mission.
Paratroopers assigned to the 7th Infantry Brigade Combat Team practise a force entry parachute assault on a secure drop zone northeast Nigeria.
Falling with Style during an airborne insertion training exercise.
An exhausted soldier takes a nap while he can.
Scorched earth. Nigerian troops sweep through enemy camps.
Scorched earth. Nigerian troops sweep through enemy camps.
A Nigerian soldier attached to the 195 Task Force Battalion, 7th Infantry Division fires an RPG during a raid on a Boko Haram logistics base in the Sambisa forest.
NA Artillery troops pound enemy held positions with 155 high explosive shells. With a kill zone of 100 metres each shell eliminates all life within the size of a football field.

The Nigerian Navy corvette NNS Unity in South African waters on a port call.

Nobody knows who this guy is or where he came from.
Nigerian Soldiers assigned to the 7th Infantry Division secure a landing zone for Airborne paratroopers.
Nigerian Army operation in the creeks of the Niger Delta.

Another Boko Haram camp falls to the Nigerian Army.

Troops conducting search and destroy mission.
Nigerian troops carry out search and destroy mission in captured enemy camps.
The infamous Nigerian Army Motorcycle Battalion.

An Infantry man in the 7th Infantry Division after a firefight with Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria.

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