Category Archives: Military planning

NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 19 January 2019

Situation North East (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Gombe and Yobe States) 13 January The Army banned the sale of firewood and charcoal in BORNO State stating the trade was being used to aid Boko Haram, with dealers/ traders smuggling food, … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 22 December 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 16 December Gunmen mounted in up to 6 pick up trucks and on motorcycles attacked MAIBORINTI Village, MOLAI, JERE LGA, BORNO State around 5.20pm, burning up to 50 houses and a military … Continue reading

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Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero: Developing a National Narrative of Remembrance

November in the UK is about remembrance; Bonfire Night on the 5thcommemorates Guido Fawkes attempt to blow up Parliament, Remembrance day on the 11th and Remembrance Sunday commemorates Britain’s war dead. Most towns or villages have memorials to the fallen of … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 08 December 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 02 December The NPF stated it had deployed an additional 2,000 personnel from MOPOL, CTU and Sniffer Dog Sections to the North East. The existing strength was given as 47 x MOPOL … Continue reading

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Game changers in the North Eastern Nigerian Security Situation

As we draw to the end of 2018 and the 9th year of the Boko Haram insurgency, a review of certain issues seems pertinent. SITUATION ENEMY FORCES One of the key assumptions in my review of Boko Harams 2018 rainy season … Continue reading

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Battle of the FOBS- Boko Haram ISWAPs 2018 Rainy Season Offensive (2)

In the previous instalment the author concluded that Boko Haram ISWAP has been conducting a successful campaign of spoiling attacks to prevent friendly forces from dominating Northern Borno and Yobe States with FOBs in order to forestall a friendly dry … 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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