In all of its branches, the Nigerian military has had an incredibly active couple of years.
Luckily, photographers were often on hand to capture the training, combat, and downtime of the men and women in uniform.
We’ve broken out the best photos of each of the military’s five branches — Army, Navy, Air Force and Special Forces. Now, we want to highlight the best of the best images that show the wide range of what military life in Nigeria entails.
Too close for comfort.
Coolest job in the military
Members of the Nigerian Army Airborne Rangers jump out of a C-130 Hercules during a skydiving demonstration over the Sambisa forest.
THUNDER in the Atlantic
Nigerian army’s secrete weapon.
Search & Destroy
Hundreds of Boko Haram fighter captured by Nigerian troops.