The Nigerian Army Sniper is among the two most dreaded fighting units of the Nigerian forces. The other is the Nigerian Navy SBS Commando Unit.
The Nigerian Army has a well-earned reputation for being among the best sniper units in Africa. On the battlefield, the Nigerian army sniper’s primary role is to scout out ahead of the main force and carry out reconnaissance and intelligence gathering while remaining undetected. They can also use their marksmanship skills to take out key enemy personnel.
Snipers have become masters at concealment and marksmanship. To aid in concealment, snipers may wear ghillie suits and other forms of covering. These are made from camouflaged materials that the sniper adapts, so they blend in with any given environment.
While sniper training courses teach snipers how to make and use full-body ghillie suits. It is common practise for snipers to wear smaller coverings such as ghillie capes, hats and shrouds.
The spotter may employ optics such such as GP 8×42 binoculars Tactical Spotting Scope and a FTS Handheld Thermal Surveillance Sight.
Nigerian Army snipers are typically found in the recce elements of a battalion in an infantry or armoured regiment. The primary weapon of the Nigerian army sniper is the bolt-action Alex.338 Les Baer .308 Semi-Auto and T-5000 Sniper Rifle.Follow us on social media