Books are haram, tanks are fine

These pictures were taken in Nigeria. The MBT on them resembles a Centurion, but in fact it’s its distant cousin – the Vickers MBT Mk.3 export tank. They aren’t well known, but over a hundred was exported to Nigeria in the early 1980s. This specific vehicle was captured by a particularly nasty breed of snackbars – the Boko Haram group, known for some of the worst crimes in recent years. The vehicle was captured back by the government forces in July 2015. What became of its crew is unknown but Nigerian soldiers aren’t known for giving these snackbars any quarter.

Vickers mk3 boko 1

Vickers mk3 boko 2

Vickers mk3 boko 3

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