Category Archives: Peace support

Starvation as a weapon of war: From Biafra to Borno

The militarisation of famine in Nigeria has a notorious history. The titular quote is a corruption of a statement by Gen Benjamin Adekunle, GOC 3 Marine Commando Division during the Nigerian Civil War, during which both sides cynically weaponised the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 10 September 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 06 September Troops supported by vigilantes detained a man suspected to be Mohammed BULAMA (nos 205 on the Wanted List) . Ardo Abba MUHAMMED and Muhammadu KAIGAMA in AZARE, GUJBA LGA, YOBE … Continue reading

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#BringBackOurGirls: 1 down, 212 to go

Miss Amina Ali Nkeki was freed on 17th May 2016 by 25 Brigade and vigilantes on routine patrol in the vicinity of Baale, 761 days after she and 276 classmates were abducted from GSS Chibok, Chibok Town, Borno State. She … Continue reading

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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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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 20 February 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 11 February Elements of BIR and 26 TF Bde under command of the MNJTF began Op Arrow 5 to destroy enemy IED facilities and other concentrations along the border area, Camerounian forces … Continue reading

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BIAFRA: Counter Revolutionary/ Counter Insurgency Strategies

This series has looked at the operational and strategic lessons of the Nigerian Civil War, the reasons behind Biafra‚Äôs successes and defeat and how a present day violent revolutionary secessionist effort would proceed. Following on from the conclusion of the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 18 July 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 10 July Soldiers opened fire on a TCN vehicle escorted by soldiers on the DAMATURU- MAIDUGURI Road in the vicinity of BENISHEIKH, KAGA LGA, BORNO STATE killing the driver and injuring 1 staff members and 2 soldiers … Continue reading

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