Author Archives: peccavi

About peccavi

A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare

NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 28 July 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 23 July A suspected male PBIED detonated in GONI MODU LASHIBE Mosque in MAINARI, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 4.55am during morning prayers, killing himself and 7 people and wounding 10 24 … Continue reading

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Strategic Thinking Behind Ongoing Insurgent Offensive Operations In Northeast Nigeria- An Analysis

Originally posted on Conflict Studies And Analysis Project:
Author Fulan Nasrullah is a national security policy advisor based in Nigeria. He has worked extensively on understanding the Boko Haram Insurgency. He is a founder of the Conflict Studies And Analysis…

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 21 July 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 13 July Gunmen ambushed elements of 21 Bde and 22 TF Bde mounted in 7 x gun trucks and 2 x Toyota Hilux supported by 8 informants, 1 x vigilante and 2 … Continue reading

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Defence and Security in an Election Year: Nigeria’s Security Environment

With less than a year to go before Nigeria’s general elections, it is pertinent to think about the defence and security issues that should be troubling the Federations leadership. As the most populous African nation and the continents biggest economy … Continue reading

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Thai Cave Rescue: Operational Lessons and Principles

Like most of the world the author has been fascinated by the exhilarating rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave complex in a mountain in Thailand. There are several key factors of the operation … Continue reading

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Geopolitics in the time of Novichok: Russian Influence Operations against Britain

The attempted murder of an exchanged Russian former agent in Wiltshire using a nerve agent particular to Russia, is one of the most dramatic recent provocations from the Russian Federation, which gives a clear indication of Russia’s Strategic intent. The … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 30 December 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 24 December Gunmen attacked KAMALE Village, MICHIKA LGA, ADAMAWA State around 11.00pm killing 4 people and wounding several others. Citizens fled into the mountains 25 December Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks … Continue reading

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