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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 (2): Exercise Python Dance and 50 years of Biafra

Of the numerous issues facing Nigeria, it appears that the Nigerian government feels there are not enough. Agitation in South East Nigeria for the restoration of the former secessionist Republic of Biafra has seen a resurgence particularly before and after … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAMS EID IED CAMPAIGN

Despite severe battlefield defeats and loss of territory, supplies and manpower (particularly in central and southern Borno State), Boko Haram is far from defeated. Whilst the enemy has closely followed Maoist doctrine of retreating in the face of strong friendly … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 02 April 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 18 March Elements of 3 Div and 7 Div began operations to clear ALAGARNO Forest, KALA BALGE LGA, BORNO State at 9.00am supported by preparatory air strikes by the NAF. The advance … 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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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 05 December 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 30 November The EFCC has arrested several individuals in relation to the alleged $2bn arms deal, including Shuaibu SALISU former Office of the National Security Advisors (ONSA) Director of Finance, Aminu Baba KUSA (aka ABK) formerly of … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 24 October 2015

Situation Friendly 11 October Op Safe Haven stated they had engaged suspected cattle rustlers in a firefight in the vicinity of LUGARE Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State recovering 52 cattle and 22 rams. They also seized several cattle who … Continue reading

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