Tag Archives: Central African Republic

#NigeriaDecides: Strategic Post Election Threats

As Nigeria completes the 2015 election cycle, (with the fascinating soap opera of Presidential elections and results firmly entrenched in Nigerian folklore and humour), the many security issues facing Nigeria still persist. In this article I will try and identify … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 21 March 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 15 March Mike OMERI DG NOA has clarified reports NIGERIA is using mercenaries in the current operation. He stated that the foreigners were consultants maintaining new items of equipment that had been recently purchased 16 March DHQ … Continue reading

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My Enemies Enemy

If enemy forces have a centre of gravity in Nigeria, it revolves somewhere around Gwoza. This town at the foot of the Northern Mandaras linking the Cameroun and Nigerian sides of the highlands, controlling access to north, east and west. … Continue reading

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Northern Nigerian Insurgency: A Review

As an exercise in accountability (or maybe vanity), I have looked over some of my analysis and recommendations of the past months and in this piece will compare and contrast them with the current state of affairs and try and … Continue reading

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Boko Harams Harmattan Offensive 3- Decision Point

In this instalment we will examine the progress of Boko Haram’s Offensive thus far and their potential future actions. Recap Boko Haram’s offensives have 5 distinct stages. Preparation of the Battlespace The Attack Shaping the Battlespace The Defence Isolating the … Continue reading

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He Who rides the Tiger

The Chinese proverb, ‘He who rides the Tiger is afraid to get off’ is the clearest illustration of how regional actors have responded to Boko Haram, the beginning of 2015 has brought yet another twist in the tigers tail. 04 January: … Continue reading

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Boko Harams Harmattan Offensive- The Current and Next Phase

The current Boko Haram offensive appears to have progressed beyond the initial opening moves and is developing the preliminaries of the main effort. This commentator broke the prior offensive into 5 stages. Preparation of the Battlespace Shaping the Battlespace Isolating … Continue reading

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