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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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Those who desire peace. Part 1: Nigeria’s Internal Security Considerations

As Nigeria’s new administration settles in, it is clear that Nigeria’s security issues are not polite enough to observe a honeymoon period. It is therefore pertinent to further review the threats facing Nigeria and the Nigerian security forces and how … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 27 June 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 17 June The NPF, KUJE Division has arrested the Ardo Fulani of KUJE Area Council Malam Umar ISYAK as part of an investigation into cattle rustling. 23 June President BUHARI reversed the directive to remove military checkpoints … Continue reading

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Uproar in the East, Strike in the West: Boko Haram and the Maoist Way of War

This piece was originally meant to deal with Boko Harams Decision Points and likely courses of action as one of their final Nigerian strongholds, the Sambisa Forest was being overrun. It will interest regular readers to know that my initial analysis, … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 07 February 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 31 January Citizens in KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA, protested against the suspected withdrawal of 3 x armoured vehicles from the town, which they claimed had assisted in its defence. The GOMBE State Police Command banned the use of … Continue reading

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Boko Harams Harmattan Offensive 3- Decision Point

In this instalment we will examine the progress of Boko Haram’s Offensive thus far and their potential future actions. Recap Boko Haram’s offensives have 5 distinct stages. Preparation of the Battlespace The Attack Shaping the Battlespace The Defence Isolating the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 31 January 2015

Situation Friendly Forces 25 January 7 Div imposes a 24 hour curfew on MAIDUGURI to aid mopping up operations following the Boko Haram attacks Media reports state that the NPF has detained a suspected IED maker in ARIKIME District, POTISKUM, … Continue reading

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