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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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Boko Haram’s IED Campaign 2015

As 2016 develops we can look back on Boko Harams use of IEDs for the period 01 March 2015– 01 February 2016 and attempt to understand their techniques, tactics and procedures. This time period encompasses the successful Nigerian Valentine Offensive by … Continue reading

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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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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 14 November 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 08 November A suspected Boko Haram member Chindo BELLO was detained by Aviation Security at NNAMDI AZIKIWE International Airport, ABUJA, FCT, as he attempted to board an Aero Contractors flight to LAGOS, LAGOS State Lt Gen BURATAI … Continue reading

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#BringBackOurGirls…..or not: Lessons From Iran

Recently there have been media reports that Boko Haram is interested in a deal to release the GSS Chibok abductees in return for 16 prisoners. If true this is interesting on several levels It indicates a willingness by Boko Haram … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 13 June 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 06 June A combined DSS/ Military team attempted to arrest a suspected terrorist known as BABAN SAFIYA, in UNGUWAN KEKE B Village, CHIKUN LGA KADUNA State around 1.00am. The suspect engaged the security force in a firefight, … Continue reading

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Stars on Their Shoulders Blood on Their Hands: A Response

Amnesty International released a 133 page report on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 accusing the Nigerian military of war crimes during operations in the North East and naming several officers for investigation. The report appears to build on the Channel 4 … Continue reading

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