Monthly Archives: August 2011

BOKO HARAM: INSURGENTS KILL LG COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, TWO OTHERS IN BORNO

Suspected Boko Haram militant VANGUARD 30 August, 2011 By Taye Obateru & Ndahi Marama EXCERPTS culled from main body of the report 24 hours to the end of the Ramadan, Islamic sect, Boko Haram struck in Maiduguri killing the caretaker … Continue reading

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JOS BOILS AGAIN

BURNT: Some of the vehicles burnt during the Jos crisis yesterday VANGUARD By Taye Obateru & Ndahi Marama August 30, 2011 Jos: Jos, the Plateau State capital which had enjoyed relative peace for several weeks erupted in another orgy of … Continue reading

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GUN BATTLE: SOLDIERS (23 ARMOURED BRIGADE) KILL 3 BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS IN ADAMAWA

A suspected Boko Haram guerrilla in custody of Nigerian miitary personnel

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THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR IN PICTURES(III): THE ALTERCATIONS

FEDERAL SOLDIER BIAFRAN SOLDIERS: ABA – UMUAHIA HIGHWAY FEDERAL TROOPS WITH CAPTURED BIAFRAN SOLDIERS Biafran troops in action Saracen APC Saracen APC BIAFRAN SOLDIERS – BATTLE OF ABA Standing+touching the 105mm arty – Brig. BAM Adekunle,GOC 3 Marine Commando Div.(NA)in … Continue reading

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THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR IN PICTURES(II): THE AIR WAR

Biafran Air Force Minicon plane Biafran Air Force B26 Mercenary pilots arm a Biafran Air Force MINICON Biafran Air Force B26 aircraft ILYUSHIN IL-28 TACTICAL BOMBER OF THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE Belligerents: Federal Republic of Nigeria versus the breakaway Republic … Continue reading

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THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR IN PICTURES(I): BIAFRA’S MERCENARIES

Flemish merc. Marc Goosens(l),”Taffy” Williams(c) and Armand Ianarelli. Goosens got killed same day Belgian mercenary Marc Goossens, killed during a Nigerian attack Biafra, Nigeria November 1968 Rolf Steiner -Commander, Biafran Commando Brigade The Biafran mercenary, Taffy Williams, with Biafran troops

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NIGERIAN ISLAMISTS CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR BOMBING

Suspected Boko Haram militant in custody of Nigerian miitary personnel XINHUA 2011-08-28     Nigerian Islamists on Saturday claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on the UN building in the capital of Abuja. Spokesperson for the Jama’ atu ahlis Sunna Wal’da’awati … Continue reading

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