Category Archives: Geopolitics

NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 12 August 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 06 August Elements of 28 TF Bde ambushed suspected enemy forces in the vicinity of KAFIN HAUSA, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State killing 1 enemy and capturing 1 x AK 47 and magazine … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Nigeria: The 10 Original Sins

Recently I was asked to explain the dysfunction in Nigeria, my answer referenced Chinua Achebe’s 1983 book, ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’ in which he stated that ‘The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership’. This analysis is … Continue reading

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The Kaduna Declaration and IPOB: Igbos in the middle

On May 30th 2017, the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra from the former Eastern Region, neo Biafran groups IPOB and a faction of MASSOB ordered their supporters to sit at home for what they termed … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 27 May 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 21 May The Army reports that elements of 8 TF Div have conducted operations over the past 72 hours in the vicinity of CHIKUN GUDU, TUMBUMA KARAMI and TUMBUMA BABA, BORNO State … Continue reading

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Boko Haram’s Rainy Season  Operations 2017: Shaping Operations in the vicinity of Lake Chad

Towards the end of April the rainy season begins, dry riverbeds and ponds fill up, streams and rivers flood, low lying land near water features become swampy. Farmers will begin planting, herdsmen will bring cattle to graze and water, fishermen … Continue reading

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Interesting Times (1): Syria, Russia, China and North Korea

The US President just ordered a cruise missile air strike on a Syrian air base after a Syrian military air raid on a rebel held town led to accusations of a chemical weapons attack. Whilst there are many theories and … Continue reading

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How to Create An Insurgency (2): Exercise Python Dance and 50 years of Biafra

Of the numerous issues facing Nigeria, it appears that the Nigerian government feels there are not enough. Agitation in South East Nigeria for the restoration of the former secessionist Republic of Biafra has seen a resurgence particularly before and after … Continue reading

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