Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nigeria’s Valentines Offensive: Op Zaman Lafiya/ Logone 2015 Sitrep

Operations have developed sufficiently for us to attempt to review its progress of Op Zaman Lafiya and Op Logone 2015. Please note that this is produced using only open source information, it is at best a rough guestimation and seeks … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 21 February 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 16 February DHQ reports that MONGUNO and MARTE had been retaken. The 2 day operation cleared GABCHARI, ABBA JABARI, ZUNTUR, GAJIGANA, GAJIRAM, DAMAKAR, KUMAIWA, BOSSO, WANTI, JERAM and KABRISUNGAL and resulted in up to 300 enemy reportedly … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 14 February 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 08 February The BORNO State Police Command stated they had found 147 unexploded devices from AUNA Village in the vicinity of JAKANA, KONDUGA LGA around 9.00am, the devices were destroyed in situ and appear to have been … Continue reading

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Northern Nigerian Insurgency: A Review

As an exercise in accountability (or maybe vanity), I have looked over some of my analysis and recommendations of the past months and in this piece will compare and contrast them with the current state of affairs and try and … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 07 February 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 31 January Citizens in KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA, protested against the suspected withdrawal of 3 x armoured vehicles from the town, which they claimed had assisted in its defence. The GOMBE State Police Command banned the use of … Continue reading

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Boko Harams Harmattan Offensive 3- Decision Point

In this instalment we will examine the progress of Boko Haram’s Offensive thus far and their potential future actions. Recap Boko Haram’s offensives have 5 distinct stages. Preparation of the Battlespace The Attack Shaping the Battlespace The Defence Isolating the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 31 January 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 25 January 7 Div imposes a 24 hour curfew on MAIDUGURI to aid mopping up operations following the Boko Haram attacks Media reports state that the NPF has detained a suspected IED maker in ARIKIME District, POTISKUM, … Continue reading

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