NIGERIAN SOLDIER WITH CANADIAN TRAINER IN DARFUR at a training session on the freshly delivered MOWAG GRIZZLY APC. The NA owned a fleet of 70 MOWAG PIRANHA APCs before they received a further 70 units of the MOWAG GRIZZLY APC in 2005
Nigerian soldiers from ECOMOG patrol the Caldwell front during the Liberian Civil War. In 1989, Charles Taylor, leader of the NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), launched a revolt against the regime of Samuel Doe. By the end of 1990, the NPFL controlled 90% of Liberian territory. The NPFL began to disarm in early 1992, but clashed with ECOMOG, a peacekeeping force from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and in August was attacked by ULIMO from Sierra Leone. In September, the NPFL launched an all-out assault on ECOMOG forces in Monrovia. The siege temporarily shut down all transportation in or out of the capital and killed thousands of civilians in the crossfire. ECOMOG responded offensively, bombing NPFL positions outside the city.
Soldiers from the multinational West African peacekeeping forces of ECOMOG engage in an artillery battle with the rebel troops of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). Responding to years of government corruption and oppression, in 1989 the NPFL launched a revolt against President Samuel Doe, seizing control of much of Liberia and plunging the country into massive civil war.