Abubakar Gambo found this photo on Beegeagle’s blog. It was accompanied by the following caption:
“Nigerian troops in a MOWAG Piranha APC on the move. Behind them is an Otokar Cobra APC chock full of the men of the allied Borno Vigilante aka ‘Civilian JTF'”
The picture is evidence of how the Civilian-JTF, the trusted allies and partners of the Nigerian army have participated in the battle to save Nigeria from Boko Haram, in the front lines.
He said, “I think it’s the only photo I came across online that shows our soldiers and CJTF going to war together. It was taken during the January 25th attack on Maiduguri.”
Nigerians must always thank and appreciate the valiant efforts of the Civilian-JTF who have been some of the most patriotic citizens of Nigeria and even when betrayed by a government that did not care and denied arms yet put at the front-line of all battles, never failed the nation but bled and died to protect the future of Nigeria and its people.
The boys never gave up and despite the corrupt administration betraying the northeast and leading a phony war for the entire 5 years, these men never betrayed the nation but kept holding grounds and being the most important line of defense for the remaining territory including the capital city of Maiduguri, housing hundreds of thousands of displaced peoples.