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2 Common Boko Haram Weapons And The Countries Where They Originated From

Everyone knows that whenever you are mentioning some of the most popular and most brutal terrorist groups on earth, the likes of ISIS (Islamic state of Iraq and Syria), Al-Qaeda, The Taliban and finally, Boko Haram are usually the few groups that comes into the spotlight.

Photo Credit: Pinterest Images (Boko Haram terrorists)

Whenever you are watching most of the broadcasts from this Islamic extremists group (Boko Haram) you'd notice that continually a good number of them are armed with weapons most military experts have regarded to be sophisticated in nature; and after watching a good number of videos and using the pictures available to trace the origin of their weapons, I have compiled a vivid analysis on some of the major weapons used by Boko Haram and countries where they originate:

1. The Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK-47):

This impressive assault rifle (The AK-47) falls in the list one of the most popular weapons amongst terrorists in the world, and it's no secret that the weapon has now become with Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.

Photo Credit: Image depicting Abubakar Shekau with an Avtomat Kalashnikova (The AK-47).

Historically, it is important to note that where the Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK-47) was developed and designed was none other than in Russia (back when it was still called the Soviet Union) by a Russian small-arms designer called Mikhail Kalashnikov.

Photo Credit: Vanguard Images (Chadian troops with AK-47s sent to Boko Haram by ISIS that were intercepted)

After more than seven full decades, it's very important for you to know that the AK-47 model and it's other variants remain the most popular and widely used rifles in the world. The weapon is said to be a gas-operated assault rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×39mm cartridge and it's estimated to fire up to 600 rounds per minutes.

2. The Bazooka (Rocket Launcher):

The Bazooka is another commonly used weapons amongst Boko Haram fighters as you can see in the hands of this young man below:

Photo Credit: Sun Newspaper Images

Historically, this weapon traces it's origin as far back as World War One and World War Two and it has been revealed to have been first invented by a US army contractor whom goes by the name of Dr. Robert H. Goddard; it was later on that other countries such as Germany had to capture the weapon's designs to create more superior Bazookas that were more deadly and accurate than the first.

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Images

This weapon is so deadly that it can deal a great damage to tanks (which do not have strong armour) and of course, normal soldiers.

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