Monthly Archives: March 2016

NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 12 March 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 06 March The BORNO State Government stated it had employed up to 4,300 health workers including 158 doctors, 1,094 nurses and midwives, 29 laboratory scientists, 150 lab technicians, 250 community health assistants … Continue reading

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HOTEL ATTACKS IN WEST AFRICA: LESSONS FOR NIGERIA (2)

In the first part of this series we reviewed attacks on tourist destinations in West Africa and established the following common factors; Strategic objective: to use mass casualty events to draw attention to their cause and influence the strategic outlook … Continue reading

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HOTEL ATTACKS IN WEST AFRICA: LESSONS FOR NIGERIA (1)

In the past 12 months there have been several armed attacks on hotels or tourist spots in North Africa, East and West Africa. We will briefly examine the West African attacks and try and establish trends, patterns and possible lessons … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 05 March 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 29 February CJTF vigilante arrested 4 men at a Motor Park in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 7.35am reportedly attempting to board a bus heading south. The men were reportedly dishevelled and emaciated, … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 27 February 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 20 February Elements of 5 Bde QRF conducted blocking operations towards KEKENO, MILE 90, GUDUMBALI, KUKAWA LGA, BORNO State to interdict enemy supply lines, capturing 39 x motorcycles, 1,170 litres (39 jerrycans) … Continue reading

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Boko Haram’s IED Campaign 2015

As 2016 develops we can look back on Boko Harams use of IEDs for the period 01 March 2015– 01 February 2016 and attempt to understand their techniques, tactics and procedures. This time period encompasses the successful Nigerian Valentine Offensive by … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 09 January 2016

Situation Friendly Forces 03 January BORNO State hunters asked to be allowed to join the campaign against Boko Haram at a meeting between their Emir Malam Mai Gana MAI-DURMA and journalists 04 January Brig Gen C.A. APERE took command of … Continue reading

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