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HOTEL ATTACKS IN WEST AFRICA: LESSONS FOR NIGERIA (2)

In the first part of this series we reviewed attacks on tourist destinations in West Africa and established the following common factors; Strategic objective: to use mass casualty events to draw attention to their cause and influence the strategic outlook … Continue reading

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HOTEL ATTACKS IN WEST AFRICA: LESSONS FOR NIGERIA (1)

In the past 12 months there have been several armed attacks on hotels or tourist spots in North Africa, East and West Africa. We will briefly examine the West African attacks and try and establish trends, patterns and possible lessons … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 02 August 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 27 July A VBIED was discovered by members of the public by the gate of the Isiayaku Rabiu Mosque, GORON DUTSE QUARTERS, KANO City, KANO State. The device contained in a Peugeot 406 and set to be … Continue reading

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Rain does not fall on one roof alone: Nigeria, Cameroun and the Central African Republic. Part 1

Pluie ne tombe pas sur un toit seul (Rain does not fall on one roof alone) Cameroun bordering west and central Africa has been an island of stability for the 53 years of its independence. Ruled by Paul Biya since … Continue reading

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