Monthly Archives: January 2014

The IED in Nigeria Part 1- The Strategic Perspective

With the Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) making an ignominious return to North East Nigeria, it might be interesting to look at IEDs in Nigeria in a little depth. As someone with an infantry background there is nothing worse … Continue reading

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OP RESTORE ORDER SITREP- Week Ending 25 January 2014

A Situation Friendly Forces: 20 January: The Finance Minister Ngozi OKONJO-IWEALA states that the Federal Government in collaboration with certain development partners will introduce a N5bn intervention programme Federal Initiative for the North East (FINE) for rehabilitating the North east … Continue reading

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Central African Republic/ Centrafrique SITREP-26 January 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 19 January: Residents of the Camerounian border town GAROUA BOULAI claim that former Seleka fighters from CAR attacked the town with explosives and fired indiscriminately. They claim they had to flee until Camerounian troops arrived. CAMEROUN’s EST … Continue reading

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Central African Republic/ Centrafrique SITREP-19 January 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 13 January: Acting CAR President Alexandre NGUENDET met with local militia leaders who allegedly agreed to make peace. He also stated he was forming a task force with police and security forces to restore order Hundreds of … Continue reading

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OP RESTORE ORDER SITREP- Week Ending 18 January 2014

Situation Friendly Forces: 12 January: 16 Nigerian returnees from CAR aged 18-27, from BORNO State were allegedly detained by the DSS on suspicion of links with Boko Haram at NNAMDI AZIKIWE International Airport, ABUJA. They were allegedly taken to ASOKORO … Continue reading

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Central African Republic/ Centrafrique SITREP-12 January 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 8 January: RWANDA to send a battalion (850 men) to MISCA in CAR, joining BURUNDI, CAMEROUN, CHAD, DRC, and CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE with a battalion each. 500 from GABON, 200 from EQUATORIAL GUINEA and 250 from MOROCCO CAR Interim President … Continue reading

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OP RESTORE ORDER SITREP- Week Ending 11 January 2014

Situation Friendly Forces: 5 January: The NDLEA states it is yet to establish any links between drug barons and Boko Haram Elements of 3 Brigade operating as part of the JTF detained a suspected IED maker in KAZAURE LGA, JIGAWA … Continue reading

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