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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 14 January 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 08 January The NSCDC BORNO State command stated that a faction of IMN that has allegedly disavowed EL ZAKZAKY had been identified and interviewed in KWAYA KUSAR LGA 2 x male PBIEDs … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 10 December 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 28 November Troops detained 4x suspected cattle rustlers and a teenager in BULABULIM NGARNAM, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State with 4 cows, who have been handed over to the NPF Troops on a recce/ … Continue reading

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Brexit: Strategic Considerations for the UK, Africa and Nigeria

As the United Kingdom prepares to vote in a referendum as to whether to stay in the European Union or leave, it is pertinent to examine how any change is likely to affect the UKs relationship with Nigeria and other … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 14 May 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 08 May Elements of 21 Bde cleared BALA KAREGE, GOSKE, HARDA and MARKAS 3 Village, BORNO State the enemy ambushed them in the vicinity of HARDA but were defeated friendly forces recovered … Continue reading

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HOTEL ATTACKS IN WEST AFRICA: LESSONS FOR NIGERIA (1)

In the past 12 months there have been several armed attacks on hotels or tourist spots in North Africa, East and West Africa. We will briefly examine the West African attacks and try and establish trends, patterns and possible lessons … 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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