Tag Archives: Chad

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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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 04 March 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 28 February Gunmen attacked KUMUYA, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State reportedly to steal food but friendly forces reacting to reports form locals, counter attacked defeating them in a firefight and killing 18 enemy. … Continue reading

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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 12 November 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 06 November Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks attacked elements of 119 TF Bn, 8 Div in KANGARWA, KUKAWA LGA, BORNO State around 4.00pm with small arms, heavy machine guns and RPGs … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 05 November 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 30 October Troops patrolling from BAMA to PULKA spotted suspected Boko Haram suppliers in this vicinity of FIRGI and ZAWAN, BAMA LGA, BORNO State, 1 was captured, whilst 35 packet of Glucose … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 01 October 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 25 September Boko Haram released a new 40-minute video in which ‘SHEKAU’ reappeared in rude health, speaking Hausa, Arabic, English and Kanuri disclaiming that he had been killed or wounded and identifying … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 24 September 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 18 September Gunmen mounted on bicycles attacked KWAMJILARI Village, CHIBOK LGA, 30km east of CHIBOK Town, BORNO State killing at least 8 people as they left church and then set fire to … Continue reading

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