Monthly Archives: July 2014

Exactly the Same and Completely Different 2: The Sri Lankan Way of War and Lessons for Nigeria

In the first part of this series we looked at the Sri Lankan Civil War, how it evolved and how the Sri Lankan government forces turned defeat into victory. This process involved several key strategic and operational decisions and actions, … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 19 July 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 14 July The Nigeria Army opened a 4 day conference to review their performance during the current counter insurgency operations at the Army HQ Command Officers Mess ASOKORO, ABUJA 15 July One of the two main suspects … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 12 July 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 06 July Troops patrolling in the vicinity of BANKI and MIYANTI, BORNO State were ambushed by insurgents suffering 6 killed in action The Federal Government stated it had still no confirmed the latest batch of 63 escapees … Continue reading

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Exactly the Same and Completely Different 1: The Sri Lankan Way of War and Lessons for Nigeria

In June 2014 the Nigerian Defence Staff held talks with Sri Lankan Defence Staff looking to learn lessons from their successful completion of the Sri Lankan Civil War (or Eelam War) This commentator was of the opinion that there was very little … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 5 July 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 30 June Nigerian Security Forces arrested a businessman dealing in tricycles and member of the CJTF Babuji YA’ARI who is allegedly part of the Boko Haram Cell that abducted the GGSS CHIBOK schoolgirls. YA’ARI is alleged to … Continue reading

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