Tag Archives: West Africa

NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 28 October 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 20 October Soldiers ambushed enemy forces in the vicinity of MUSUNE Village, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State killing 61 enemy and capturing weapons 21 October The NAF conducted air strikes in forests in … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 14 October 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 08 October Elements of 8 Div MST deploying from FOB MAIRARI, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State ambushed suspected enemy cattle rustlers as they attempted to get to MAIDUGURI in the vicinity of LINGIR … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 15 April 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 09 April The BORNO State government states it is to evacuate 78,000 refugees from CAMEROUN, housing them in 4 satellite camps in KUMSHE, GULUMBA, NGOSHE and KIRAWA 2 x female suspected PBIEDs … Continue reading

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How to Create an Insurgency: The Southern Camerouns Anglophone Crisis

There is a penchant for governments in general and African governments in particular, to convert relatively easily resolved political grievances into intractable insurgencies. It would appear that the Camerounian Government has enjoyed the Boko Haram insurgency so much that it … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 21 January 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 12 January 257 cleared Boko Haram suspects were released to BORNO State Governor Kashim SHETTIMA by MCCC Commander Maj Gen Leo IRABOR in commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day NAF fighter … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 03 December 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 28 November NEMA stated that 29,581 Nigerians refugees in NIGER Republic, CAMEROUN and CHAD had returned to NIGERIA. 13, 046 returned in May 2015 vi GEIDAM, YOBE State from NIGER Republic, 16,595 … Continue reading

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Starvation as a weapon of war: From Biafra to Borno

The militarisation of famine in Nigeria has a notorious history. The titular quote is a corruption of a statement by Gen Benjamin Adekunle, GOC 3 Marine Commando Division during the Nigerian Civil War, during which both sides cynically weaponised the … Continue reading

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