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Battle of the FOBS- Boko Haram ISWAPs 2018 Rainy Season Offensive (2)

In the previous instalment the author concluded that Boko Haram ISWAP has been conducting a successful campaign of spoiling attacks to prevent friendly forces from dominating Northern Borno and Yobe States with FOBs in order to forestall a friendly dry … Continue reading

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Battle of the FOBS- Boko Haram ISWAPs 2018 Rainy Season Offensive (1)

Since March 2018 there have been a series of reported (by the military or press) attacks on FOBs in and around Northern Yobe and Borno States. As this conflict moved towards its 10th year, it is pertinent to review these … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 01 September 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 26 August Elements of 82 Div TF Bde conducting a fighting patrol around KUKAWA, KUKAWA LGA, BORNO State reacted to information that suspected enemy were looting KALAMARI Village 30km away. Troops responded, … Continue reading

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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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