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The Attack on Maiduguri and Boko Harams Ramadan 2017 Offensive

On 7th June 2017, gunmen from Boko Haram’s Jama’a Al as Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l Jihad (Boko Haram JAS) faction launched a raid on Maiduguri, Borno State concurrently launching one of their more successful suicide attacks on another part of the … 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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Technically Defeated? Op Lafiya Dole and Combat Operations in Nigeria/Lake Chad Area 2015(1)

As combat operations in the North East Nigeria/ Lake Chad Basin Area of Operations (AO) continue expanding in scope and evolving in effect since the Valentine Offensive of February 2015 and the subsequent change in political and military leadership and … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 19 March 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 14 March Elements of 254 TF Bn, 25 TF Bde cleared GWASHARI Village, DAMBOA LGA, along DAMBOA- BALE Road, BORNO State killing 1 suspected enemy and capturing 3. 1 x dane gun, … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 12 December 2015

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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’s 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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BIAFRA: What if the Civil War was to Reoccur?

In this series we have looked at the operational and strategic lessons of the Nigerian Civil War, this instalment analyses how a secessionist effort would be conducted today. As discussed previously, Biafra’s military defeat was a result of strategic decisions … Continue reading

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