Category Archives: West Africa Defence

NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 02 September 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 28 August Gunmen ambushed a group of 20 farmers near the village of TORI, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State, killing 1, wounding 2 and abducting 4 29 August Gunmen abducted 5 members of … 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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How to Create an Insurgency: The Southern Camerouns Anglophone Crisis

There is a penchant for governments in general and African governments in particular, to convert relatively easily resolved political grievances into intractable insurgencies. It would appear that the Camerounian Government has enjoyed the Boko Haram insurgency so much that it … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 28 January 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 22 January The Commandant General of the Vigilante Group of NIGERIA, Usman Muhammad JAHUN stated that his group had lost 1,000 members to Boko Haram since 2010 23 January Gunmen mounted in … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 07 January 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 01 January Troops and CJTF vigilantes discovered a PBIED vest around the GOMARI Low Cost Area, MAIDUGURI around 9.30am, the device was recovered and destroyed in a controlled detonation by NPF EOD … Continue reading

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The Gambian Question

On 19th January 2017, the next President of Gambia is to be sworn in. It is currently unclear who that will be. In the latest instalment of African electoral perplexity, ruling President Yahya Jammeh despite unexpectedly conceding defeat to challenger … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 03 December 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 28 November NEMA stated that 29,581 Nigerians refugees in NIGER Republic, CAMEROUN and CHAD had returned to NIGERIA. 13, 046 returned in May 2015 vi GEIDAM, YOBE State from NIGER Republic, 16,595 … Continue reading

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