Monthly Archives: October 2011

UPDATE: NIGERIA BOMB ATTACK TARGETS MILITARY PATROL

Joint Security Task Force troops man a machine gun nest Nigeria bomb attack targets military patrol (AFP)  MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A bomb blast rocked the troubled northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday in an attack on a military patrol vehicle, … Continue reading

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LOUD EXPLOSION HITS NIGERIAN CITY

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Petinrin addresses JSTF troops in Maiduguri, NE Nigeria (AFP)  MAIDUGURI, Nigeria 30 October, 2011 A loud explosion hit the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, residents said, with the area targeted by … Continue reading

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USA OPERATING ARMED DRONES IN ETHIOPIA

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) The Unite States is using armed drones to carry out counterterrorism missions in Ethiopia, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The secret operations involving Reaper drones have been confirmed by … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE L39 ALBATROS JET CRASHES

Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar, Chief of the Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force DAILY TIMES October 29, 2011 A Nigerian Air Force L-39 trainer jet aircraft from 303 Flying Training School, Kano, on a routine training exercise from Calabar to … Continue reading

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US SAYS BACKING KENYA’S MILITARY OPERATION IN SOMALIA

Kenya Army officer and men NAIROBI, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) The United States said on Friday it has sold military equipment and offered logistical support and military training to Kenyan troops on a mission to flush out the Al Qaeda-linked militia … Continue reading

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GUNMEN BLOW UP PARAMILITARY GSU VEHICLE IN NORTH KENYA, FOUR INJURED

Men of Kenya’s paramilitary General Service Unit GARISSA, Kenya, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) Unknown gunmen blew up a Kenyan security vehicle in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, injuring at least four people, officials have confirmed An eye witness at … Continue reading

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THE NIGERIAN NAVY’S TEN-YEAR EXPANSION PLAN REVISITED

38 metre Sea Eagle Offshore Patrol Craft..acquired in fulfillment of the 0-2 year phase SEPTEMEBER 2009 The Nigerian Navy sought the Federal Government’s approval to upgrade and expand the Navy considerably, including adding 49 warships and 42 helicopters. The goal … Continue reading

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