Nigerian Army And Pattern of Today’s War
How I wish Nigeria can learn one or two things from the present hostility between United States and Iran.
That wars of today will not be fought on land and may not involve too many guns and soldiers but technology.
No African nation can fight today’s war if it eventually happens because the continent lacks science to prosecute modern warfare.
As a matter of fact, the thin skin of American President Donald Trump that made him to order the murder of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani may be unacceptable to many nations, it is a big lesson that war has gone beyond the ordinary.
American drone came to the Iraqi airport, blasted Soleimani and his convoy of guards in a second and returned to its base.
The drone had been so programmed to do just that without harming any civilian.
But when Soleimani had died, his lovers and government of his country trooped out in millions to pay last respect to their dead hero.
In the stampede, 30 persons died, increasing the casualties in Iran and the number of mourners.
The angry Iranians quickly launched scores of missile to the American base in Iraqi to prove that it also has machines to prosecute war.
The missiles hit the target but killed the air. No single American soldier was lost, except the useless equipment at the base.
And in a few days after, Iran mistakenly downed a Ukranian aircraft, killing all civilians on board.
The government of Iran owned up on Friday, after he had refused to provide the blackbox to the world to know who perpetrated the evil.
Of course, we knew that Iran did the crime. This is an error and a show of fearfulness but not confidence to fight the United States.
America hits its target with a drone and announced it because it was a success at the first time but Iran has missed it twice within one week.
Nigerian Army has been fighting the war of Boko Haram for about 10 years now but hasn’t conquered the terrorists.
Within this period, America has killed four figures it believed were sponsoring terrorism.
Besides Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Ladin, Gaddafi, Baghdadi and lately Soleimani, US government has arrested scores of terrorists leaders.
Till date, the leader of Boko Haram terrorists group is still a wanted man in Nigeria.
Great number of our soldiers had been killed by Boko Haram. Many of our people, including innocent Leah Saribu are still in Boko Haram custody.
The terrorists are more sophisticated. They preached against western education, yet they use modern technology to cage Nigerian troops and waste them in Sambisa Forest.
This is the time, the Federal Government must invest massively on technology of war.
Drones are doing great jobs now.