For the Record: Czechs Sell Tanks to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram
Source: zpravy.idnes.cz Hello everyone, it looks like vile islamist barbarians from the Boko Haram sect will have their lives get a bit harder soon. Czech company Excalibur Group, led by a former armorer Pavel Strnad, managed to acquire as many as 58 T-72 tanks (T-72M1 variant) from Hungary to sell them – with other heavy military equipment – to the army of Nigeria, locked in a savage conflict with the brutal sect. 16 vehicles in total get to be transported to Nigeria in the largest transport airplane currently in use, Antonov An-225. The estimated price of this part of the contract is somewhere around 197 mil. CZK (cca 8 mil.USD). Quite a bargain for such a firepower. Nigerian army’s enemy, the Boko Haram islamic sect committed over 100 terrorist attack in 2014 alone, with the death toll of over 3000 people. During the last 5 years of the conflict, it is estimated that over 13000 people lost their lives and over 1,5 million people were forced from their homes and had to flee from the fighting. Personally, I think it’s a good fate for these vehicles, to be used one last time by proper army.