Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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AMNESTY AUG-OCT 2009: WHEN MEND AFFILIATE, THE NIGER DELTA VIGILANTE, SURRENDERED THEIR WEAPONS

Ateke Tom, Leader of the disbanded Niger Delta Vigilante led his men to the surrender 3 Oct, 2009

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JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE – “OPERATION RESTORE HOPE” IN THE NIGER DELTA

Photo~Pius Utomi Ekpei~AFP~Getty

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE LOCKHEED C-130-H30 HERCULES(NAF 918) ARRIVES CAMBRIDGE (UK) FOR OVERHAUL – 27 AUGUST 2011

Nigerian Air Force C130-H30 Hercules(NAF 918) arrives Cambridge for overhaul(fightercontrol.co.uk) Nigerian Air Force Hercules arrives Cambridge, UK for major refit SOURCE: fightercontrol.co.uk PHOTO CREDIT: SAMUEL PILCHER

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UN WANTS MORE NIGERIAN MILITARY PRESENCE AHEAD OF LIBERIA’S ELECTIONS

UNMIL peacekeeper from Nigeria in Liberia APA, Abuja (Nigeria) 26th August, 2011 The Coordinator of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Ellen Margrethe-Loj, on Thursday solicited a stronger presence of the Nigerian Army in Liberia ahead of that country’s … Continue reading

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GHANA POLICE SERVICE IN PICTURES

Ghana Police APC

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NIGERIA POLICE MOBILE FORCE(MOPOL): PHOTOS OF SOME ARMOURED VEHICLES

MOPOL Otokar Cobra APC Presentation of Israeli-built APCs to the Delta State Police Command by the Delta State Government The anti-riot Police Mobile Force (MOPOL) deploy anywhere between 250 and 300 armoured personnel carriers. The most widely-deployed type is the … Continue reading

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