Tag Archives: stabilisation

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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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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#NigeriaDecides: Strategic Post Election Threats

As Nigeria completes the 2015 election cycle, (with the fascinating soap opera of Presidential elections and results firmly entrenched in Nigerian folklore and humour), the many security issues facing Nigeria still persist. In this article I will try and identify … Continue reading

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The IED in Nigeria Part 2- The Operational Perspective

In the previous article we looked at the strategic effect of IEDs in Nigeria, identifying that knowledgeable hopeless actors with enough time and access to resources and safe areas, mobility and  the right opportunity, a unified command and common narrative … Continue reading

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Central African Republic/ Centrafrique SITREP-26 January 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 19 January: Residents of the Camerounian border town GAROUA BOULAI claim that former Seleka fighters from CAR attacked the town with explosives and fired indiscriminately. They claim they had to flee until Camerounian troops arrived. CAMEROUN’s EST … Continue reading

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Central African Republic/ Centrafrique SITREP-5 January 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 30 December: Medecin Sans Frontieres (MSF) states that they are providing medical care for 100,000 people in M’POKO Airport, BANGUI, 34,000 people at the BOY RABE Monastery and 27,500 people at the DON BOSCO Centre, BANGUI The … Continue reading

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Cenral African Republic/ Centrafrique SITREP-29 December 2013

Situation Friendly Forces 22 December: A Congolese MISCA peacekeeper was killed in BOSSANGOA by anti Balaka fighters whilst protecting Muslims in the hospital, 4 civilians were also killed. The Congolese peacekeepers captured 3 men with grenades of whom 2 subsequently … Continue reading

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