Biafran nickname for a Nigerian Panhard armored vehicle captured at Oguta in September 1968. The vehicle was later destroyed using “Alalaba” by elements of the Federal Army 21 Battalion under Major Vatsa during the battle for Uzuakoli in April 1969.
Meanwhile: Alalaba tactics:
Alalaba means “sneaking” in Hausa. Designed by then Major M.J Vatsa, it was an infantry method of tactically gaining ground on a Biafran armored vehicle before destroying it at close quarters.
Sourced from The War Museum, Umuahia.