Tag Archives: VBIED

Boko Haram’s Ramadan Offensive 1:

The current Boko Haram campaign has been going on for at least a year, I have chosen to characterise this as the Ramadan Offensive ( Ramadan in Nigeria fell between 9th-28th July) because it’s catchy and because I believe the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 02 August 2014

Situation Friendly Forces 27 July A VBIED was discovered by members of the public by the gate of the Isiayaku Rabiu Mosque, GORON DUTSE QUARTERS, KANO City, KANO State. The device contained in a Peugeot 406 and set to be … Continue reading

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The IED in Nigeria Part 1- The Strategic Perspective

With the Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) making an ignominious return to North East Nigeria, it might be interesting to look at IEDs in Nigeria in a little depth. As someone with an infantry background there is nothing worse … Continue reading

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